AJPD Seeks Help with ID

Suspect wanted for questioning in Jan. 20 sexual assault incident

The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) has released a sketch and description of a man wanted for questioning about a sexual assault.

According to a release, officials say that at 4:30 a.m. on January 28, AJPD officers responded to a sexual assault complaint from a victim living on E. Junction Ave. in Apache Junction.

It was stated that the assault occurred in an unknown desert area within the city.

Officials said: “The reporting party informed the police that his girlfriend came home extremely distressed saying that there was a crazy man outside their home and he had sexually assaulted her. The boyfriend immediately went outside and saw a white male in a newer (2011-2015) white dodge pickup truck with a work/ladder rack rapidly backing out of the driveway and speeding away. The victim detailed she had met the male subject (introduced only as Brandon) at the Lucky Strikes Bar in Apache Junction who offered to give her a ride home. The suspect then took victim to an unknown location in the desert where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was later able to convince the offender to drop her off at her home.”

AJPD officials have described the suspect as a white male, a little muscular and chubby, straight teeth and approximately 32 – 38 (under 40) years old. His height is estimated to be 5’7” – 5’10” and approximately 185 lbs. Tan complexion, straight brown hair with the top longer than sides and unknown eye color. No tattoos were observed and the suspect spoke English with no accent.

Police are asking that if anyone has information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Apache Junction Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (480) 982-8260 or Lead Detective Steven Jeansonne at (480) 797-6191.

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