Fort Hays State University police, who are investigating a reported battery early Tuesday, have issued an artist's sketch of the suspect based on an eyewitness description by the victim.
Detective Ed Howell of the FHSU Police Department said that a 19-year-old female student ran into McMindes Hall shortly after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and reported that she had been grabbed while jogging on Dwight Drive near Big Creek. Howell said the young woman's clothes were torn and she appeared to have been in a struggle.
The victim reported that her attacker was a college-age white male, about 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, medium build, with dark hair, wearing a dark baseball cap with an unidentified insignia, a white shirt with unidentified lettering, and dark mesh shorts. Anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of the alleged crime should contact Detective Howell at the FHSU Police Department at 628-5304.
Fort Hays State University police urge those who wish to exercise outside at night to follow safety guidelines: use the buddy system when running, jogging or walking; stay in well-lit areas; and immediately report any suspicious activity.