Mansfield police seek info on assault suspect

October 20, 2020
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Mansfield police released this photo of the assault suspect.

By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Mansfield police are searching for a suspect who attacked a woman in the driveway of her home Monday morning.

At 5:15 a.m. Monday, Mansfield police responded to an assault call in the 800 block of Kay Lynn Street, near the southeast intersection of East Broad Street and Walnut Creek Drive. When officers arrived, they located a female victim who had been assaulted. The victim said she was sitting inside her vehicle in her driveway. As she opened her driver’s door to exit the car, she saw an unknown man crouching near the rear of her vehicle. The suspect assaulted her, causing minor injuries. The victim yelled for help and defended herself until the suspect ran off. Detectives are uncertain of the motive of the assault, but have not ruled out the possibility that the suspect was attempting to burglarize or steal the vehicle when he was surprised by the victim exiting the car.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall with twisted dreadlocks (approximately 3 to 5 inches long). He was last seen wearing a dark-colored short-sleeved t-shirt and running away on foot. The police are asking residents in the area to check their video surveillance systems to see if they captured the suspect in the immediate area.

Detectives believe that the suspect is involved in several vehicle burglaries in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mansfield Detective Peacock at 817-276-4741. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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