Police urge caution after sexual assault in Lawrenceville (Updated)

I don’t normally like to post negative/scary stuff, even when it happens in Grayson. But the filter I try to use is always, “Would I want to know this if I were unaware of it?”

And in this case, yes I would. Though the incident in question happened off Braselton Highway, the GCPD is urging caution for all county residents.

The following is a press release issued by the Gwinnett County Police:

Shortly before noon, Saturday, July 11, 2015, Gwinnett County Police responded to a Lawrenceville residential neighborhood regarding a sexual assault. The victim reported being outside of her home working when an unknown Hispanic male attacked her. The victim was bound and sexually assaulted during the attack.

After the male fled the scene, the victim freed herself and ran for help. Police responded to the scene, canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed potential witnesses. In the upcoming days, additional investigative steps will be taken by detectives to identify the suspect. This was a very unusual crime due to the time of day and brazen approach taken by the suspect. Citizens should be very conscious of their neighborhoods and are urged to call 911 if they see anyone who is suspicious or matches the description of the suspect.

Suspect Description:

  • Hispanic male
  • Medium complexion
  • Stocky 170lbs-180lbs
  • Mid 30’s to early 40’s
  • Yellow/white striped short-sleeve polo shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Black glasses
  • Red ball cap

Detectives need help from the public to identify the suspect. GCPD Special Victims Unit detectives can be reached at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

Share This Post On