Detectives Pursuing Leads in Sexual Assault In Bradley County

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bradley County detectives are seeking information from the public regarding Friday night’s sexual assault of a woman by a man who entered her home on Wilkinson Road as she slept.

The victim was awakened by a noise in another room and upon investigation she was attacked by the male suspect.

Criminal Investigations Division Captain David Shoemaker said the victim described the male as white, approximately six to six feet, four inches, with a slender build and broad shoulders. He was wearing dark-colored clothing and his face was obstructed from view. Captain Shoemaker said the victim resisted the attacker and managed to inflict noticeable injuries to the suspect in the form of bite marks and scratches.

“We are vigorously pursing the assailant and will continue working around the clock checking leads that were developed during the weekend.  The suspect’s DNA was collected from the scene of the crime and has been submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for analysis,” Captain Shoemaker said.

“We are asking for anyone who knows of a male of the same size and build who in the last few days incurred injuries of the nature described above to contact the criminal investigations tip line at 423 728-7336.”

The detective said a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailant.


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