Jacksonville PD questioned man in custody who matches UT sexual assault suspect



UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX) - According to Jacksonville Police, Investigators have questioned a man already in custody who matches the suspect description.

He's being held in Jacksonville on a narcotics charge, and it's still unclear if he's linked to the assault crime as well.



UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX) - UT Tyler Police tells CBS 19 that in both sexual assault cases they are currently investigating the attacker allegedly knew the victims.

The alleged sexual assaults happened at University Pines Apartments on campus.

The suspect is describes as an approximately 6'2", light skinned black man, weighing around 130 pound with black hair and a thin mustache.

If you have any information regarding the suspect's whereabouts you are asked to contact police.


Notification from UT Tyler Police Department:




TYLER (KYTX) - In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of Texas at Tyler Police Department is issuing the following timely warning notification bulletin:

On Friday, 10-19-12, the University of Texas at Tyler Police Department was made aware of a possible sexual assault that had occurred within the past two weeks at the University Pines Apartments, 3333 Varsity Drive. Additional information from the complainant led police to a potential second victim, who stated the same suspect had attempted to sexually assault her, on or about October 6, 2012, also at University Pines Apartments.

At this time, both of these cases are under preliminary investigation and there has been no warrant issued for the suspect. However, information received thus far appears credible and the investigation is ongoing. The University Police believe that the suspect represents an ongoing danger to the campus community. Information is that the alleged perpetrator has been seen at various locations around campus including the University Center, Patriot Zone, PHE building and near the lakes on campus.

The suspect is described as a 5'6, 130 pound, slender, light skinned black male. If this subject is seen on campus, immediately notify the University Police Department at (903) 566-7300 .



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