Jan 7, 2014 7:10 PM by Letitia Walker

Sketch released of suspect in sexual assault case at mall

Lafayette Police have released a sketch of the possible suspect involved in a sexual assault that happened in the parking lot of an Acadiana Mall store the day after Christmas.

Officers were called to the Dillard's parking lot around 1:40 p.m. on December 26, 2013.

Investigators say the victim was sitting in her SUV when the suspect opened her door and pointed a handgun at her. The victim said the suspect forced her into the back of the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled the scene after the incident.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.


The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-40s with black and grey spiked hair and a short beard. The suspect wore a black jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots and black sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the case or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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