Homeless man arrested in attack on Snohomish woman as she walked to work
May 11, 2017
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- A brief statement issued at 9:36 pm Wednesday night by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office said, "A 36 YO homeless man has just been arrested for the early morning assault on a Snohomish woman as she walked to work."
Sketch of man who attacked Snohomish woman. CLICK TO ENLARGE
There were no other details on the arrest or the suspect provided.
The attack occurred Wednesday morning May 3rd. A woman walking to work early that morning bravely fought off and escaped from a man who grabbed her and tried to sexually assault her once he got the woman on the ground.
Snohomish Police said the 22-year old woman reported that she was walking to work just after 3:00 am that morning in the 1900 block of Bickford Avenue when a man grabbed her, "pulled her down to the ground, pulled off her pants and underwear, and started to assault her," according to a police statement.
The woman fought back, kicking the man in the face during the fight and was able to break free and run away.
The man attempted to follow her until she lost him. The woman flagged down a passing vehicle around 3:20 am to use the driver’s cell phone to call 911. She suffered minor injuries.
She described her attacker to police as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s , 5’7”, average build, short hair and stubble on his face, wearing a gray or tan plaid jacket, brown pants or jeans, and last seen traveling on foot southbound on Bickford Avenue.
See police artist rendering of suspect at above right.
Police conducted an extensive search of the area by foot patrol and K9 units but were unable to locate the suspect.