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Chapel Hill Police Seek Assault Suspect

Posted June 6, 2005 12:38 p.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill police are looking for a man connected with an assault on a 22-year-old Chapel Hill man that happened in late May.

In the early hours of May 27, Chapel Hill police said the suspect assaulted the victim in a parking lot on Church Street between West Franklin Street and West Rosemary Street.

The victim and a companion were walking through the parking lot when they walked past two men holding metal poles, according to police. One of the men hit the victim with a pole, causing him to fall to the ground, and then hit the victim in head, arm and hand, police said.

Police said the victim described the suspect as a white male, 6 feet tall, and 180 to 190 pounds with an athletic build. He had short light brown hair and some facial hair and a stud earring in one ear. He was wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans.

Witnesses reported that the two men left in a newer model, red Ford 150 pickup truck with a license plate where the first two letters may be "DA," police said. There was also some wording across the back window of the truck cab.

Anyone with information about this crime, the suspect, or the person with him should contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at

(919) 968-2760

or CrimeStoppers at

(919) 942-7515