AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police released video Tuesday of the suspect in a Feb. 18 assault running from the scene. Neighbors that day say the attacker took the woman to the ground while she was jogging; when she screamed, the suspect took off.
Surveillance video showed the suspect in the 9100 block of Spicebrush Drive at 6:35 a.m, running through a homeowner’s yard. Police believe the suspect is the serial predator wanted for 15 sexual assaults and attacks on women throughout Austin.
Austin police hope the video may help someone identify the suspect, who is described as a black male with medium brown complexion, 30-40 years old, 5’7″ tall, about 165-175 lbs. He is also described as being clean shaven with a close haircut and stocky, muscular build.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black t-shirt over gray shorts. Police specified this is the only attack with this suspect description, in the other 14 cases the suspect has been described as a white or Hispanic man. This case is included in the 14 others, police say, because the suspect took the same approach of attacking the woman from behind while she was jogging.
15 cases Austin police are investigating:
- Thursday, Nov. 10 , 2015 at 9:30 a.m., E. 5th Street and Pedernales
- Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at 11 a.m., Pedernales and Llano Street
- Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 at 6 p.m., 5000 blk of Duval Road
- Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at 7 a.m., 2300 blk of Tom Miller Street
- Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, Southeast Austin near Riverside Drive
- Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at 6 a.m., E. US 290 at Highway 183
- Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 9:30 p.m., 8000-10000 blk of Northgate Boulevard
- Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 9:54 a.m., 900 blk of Grove Boulevard
- Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at 5:40 p.m., 12000 blk Floral Park Drive
- Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., 11600 blk of Jollyville Road
- Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at 9:30 p.m., 11200 blk of Santa Cruz Drive
- Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., 6000-8000 blk Crystalbrook Drive
- Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at 6:47 a.m., 9100 blk Spicebrush Drive. Police in April said this suspect was different than the rest of the cases but they are now including it in their full list.
- Saturday, April 2, 2016, Southeast Austin
- Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:50 a.m., 11200 blk of Taylor Draper Lane
In January, the suspect was seen on surveillance footage near ACC Riverside: