COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE 4100 BLOCK OF LENOIRSTREET
On 05-04-14, at 7:12 A.M., officers were dispatched to a local area hospital
to contact a 23 year old female victim. The victim had been walking alone
in the 4100 block of Lenoir Street when a male came up behind her and
held a knife to her throat. The male suspect attempted to sexually assault
the female, but she was able to fight back. A passing car also stopped and
interrupted the suspect. The suspect left running on foot. The individuals
who stopped took the female to a hospital for treatment and called 911.
The suspect was last seen running into a wooded area on the west side of
US-63 south of Nifong Blvd.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6' to 6'1", slim athletic build,
wearing a ski mask, glasses, black sweater vest, gray t-shirt, and khaki
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Columbia
Police Department, 573-442-6131, or Crime Stoppers, 875-TIPS (8477), to