Suspect Sought: Attempted Sexual Battery

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers


Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Central District, detectives are seeking a suspect wanted for an attempted sexual battery and burglary of an occupied dwelling that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Aug. 15, 1996, at a residence off Experiment Station Road, near Lake Alfred. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, opened her door to the suspect who was holding a white envelope. The man forced the woman back into her residence and attempted a sexual battery. The victim managed to fight off the attack, and he fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as being a muscularly-built white male in his late 20s, 6'2" tall, and weighing about 185 pounds. His dark brown hair has patches of grey. He also has a scar on his left cheek. Det. Matt Balbo is in charge of the investigation.

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at
1-800-226-TIPS.
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September 17, 1996


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