BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a man who they believe sexually assaulted a woman on State Highway 103 in Nacogdoches County.
According to a previous report, the man is described as a white male with long, gray-tinted hair worn in a pony tail. He was believed to be driving a silver colored pick-up truck.
Authorities say the victim and her husband were traveling through Nacogdoches County along State Highway 103 headed to San Augustine County when their vehicle ran out of gas.
The female victim remained with the vehicle while her husband went on foot to get gas. A short while after the husband left his wife, a passing motorist stopped and pretended to offer the victim assistance. Reports said he grabbed the victim and forced her into his vehicle where he immediately began to sexual assault her.
The victim managed to retrieve a beer bottle from the suspect's vehicle during the attack and she struck the suspect on the head hard enough to shatter the bottle. The victim then managed to get away from the suspect and ran to her vehicle and locked herself inside.
The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle. Upon the husband's return, the victim informed him of the attack and they drove to San Augustine County and reported the incident. The victim was later transported to a hospital in Lufkin where she was treated and released.
Anyone with information on the incident or who may recognize the suspect is asked to call the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office at 936-560-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 936-560-INFO.