The Round Rock Police Department has released a sketch of the suspect in an attempted assault along Brushy Creek Trail. The suspect attempted to assault a woman on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Police are hoping the public can help identify the suspect in the attempted assault.
According to police, the woman was jogging on the Brushy Creek Trail around 7:30 a.m. on May 27. While jogging along the hike and bike trail, a man attacked her near Kenney Fort Boulevard.
The woman was able to fight him off and ran to a location with others who helped her call for help.
The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties to early thirties. He is approximately 5' 7" to 5' 10" with short black hair and a soul patch.
He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap (possibly with an Under Armor logo), a gray shirt, black or navy blue gym shorts with white stripe down the side, and black basketball style shoes.
Round Rock Police is actively searching for the suspect at this time. If you have any information, please call RRPD at 512-218-5500. To submit tips anonymously online, click here.
Here are safety tips from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office:
Tips to Help Keep you Safe While on the Trail:
- Be aware of your surroundings- Situational Awareness
- Headphone use – when listening to music keep the volume low or leave one ear uncovered. This will allow you to hear environmental sound. (Speeding car, barking dogs, footsteps, etc.)
- Find a running partner – have 2 or more parties present reduces the risk of assaultive offensives.
- Mix up your routine – human beings are creatures of habit. Make it difficult for predatory offenders to identify patterns.
- Be prepared – having a readily available tool, such as a kubaton, pepper spray, flashlight, provides force multipliers as well as serving as a deterrent for would be aggressors
- Tell a friend where you will be – in a high stress event you will find it difficult to place a call and relay important information.
- Sounds is a weapon – screaming at the top of your lungs not only serves as an alarm but may dissuade would be attackers.
- Don’t hold back – if and when you must use force to protect yourself, do not hesitate to do what is necessary to get away safe.
- Take a self-defense class – anyone can protect themselves, knowing the right techniques can save lives. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has provided a self-defense course for over a year free to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Tell your family and/or friends your route and approximate time you will be out. Make this part of your routine and all parties should take serious. Always take notice of what runner is wearing for description purposes if needed later.
- Play the “what if” game. While working out ask yourself what if this happens? What if somebody did this to me here? What would I do? Practice and honestly critique yourself. Remember, you react to a real world situation like you train.
- Remember many social medial work out apps post your locations. If your settings are public, the world already knows your route. Change this setting.