Tyler jogger attacked in park

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:33am

On Monday at approximately 5:07 a.m., the Tyler Police Department received a telephone call regarding an assault that occurred in Bergfield Park. Responding officers contacted the caller/victim who stated that at about 5 a.m., while jogging near Bergfield Park, she was attacked by an unknown man dressed in all black.

According to the victim, the suspect hid himself in a wooded area near the park and attacked her from behind as she passed by. The suspect grabbed and forced the victim to the ground where he began to touch her inappropriately. The victim managed to fight the suspect off and flee the scene before contacting the police department. The victim described the suspect as approximately 6’3” and between 220-240 pounds. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contacted the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

From Tyler Police Department

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