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Hays County Searching For Suspect in Assault of Austin Teen

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Authorities are searching for a suspect in connection with an assault earlier this month.

Authorities have released information on a brutal assault and attempted murder of a teen lured from an Austin bus stop, including a sketch of the suspect.

From Hays County Crime Stoppers:

On Thursday, March 15, 2012 at approximately 9:45am, a 17-year-old female was lured into a white vehicle in the area of 51st Street and Manor Road in Austin, Travis County, Texas.  At 11:45am, Hays County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Highway 290 in the area of CR 165, west of Dripping Springs near the Blanco County border, where the victim had been found on the side of the road by a passing motorist.  The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for injuries she sustained during the incident.  The subsequent investigation revealed that the female victim had been physically and sexually assaulted.

Crime Stoppers describes the suspect as “a Black male, early 40’s, medium to heavy build, approximately 5’8” – 6’1”, no facial hair and minimal head hair.  The subject was also described as having a tattoo on his left arm.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Hay County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.