Help sought in locating sexual assault suspect

| June 23, 2020 3:40 PM

Bonner County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a sexual assault suspect.

In the early evening hours of Tuesday, June 16, at about 5:30 p.m., in the area of Peninsula and Peterson roads in Priest River, BCSO deputies said an unknown white male adult knocked on the door of a residence and engaged the lone adult female resident in a conversation.

The suspect eventually violently forced the victim back into the residence, battering her and sexually assaulting her, fleeing the scene in an unknown direction, using an unknown method of travel.

Prior to the assault, a smaller red truck with oxidized red paint was observed in the area. The vehicle is described as an older box type truck with a possible extra cab type frame without the extra cab door.

Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact the BCSO Detective’s Section at 208-263-8417, ext. 3206, or the Bonner Communications non-emergency number at 208-265-5525, you can remain anonymous; or by e-mail at bonnersheriff@bonnerso.org .