OPD searching for information on attempted assault, kidnapping
Published 4:10 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Oxford Police Department is searching for information regarding an attempted assault and kidnapping.
In a news release, OPD said that a woman was grabbed from behind while walking east on Van Buren Avenue on Oct. 20 at approximately 8 p.m. The victim told police that the assailant was a white male, approximately 5’11,” who was wearing a dark colored zip-up jacket, a shirt either orange or red in color, khaki pants and a light tan Costa baseball cap with a light blue Costa symbol.
The victim fought the attacker off and ran to a nearby residence to call 911. The suspect fled the scene, heading west on Van Buren Avenue towards the Gertrude C. Ford Center parking lot.
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Upon entering the lot, the attacker got into a newer model white car and headed north towards West Jackson Avenue.
According to OPD, several cars are seen on surveillance footage also leaving the Ford Center lot between 7:45 and 8:10 p.m. Individuals in the lot during that time frame are being asked to contact the department. Crimestoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact OPD Investigator Shane Fortner at 662-232-2400 or email@example.com.