PULLMAN–Pullman Police Department officials are still trying to identify a suspect in an alleged assault that took place in a Pullman bar during the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 6. While several people witnessed the incident in Stubblefields Bar and have cooperated with police, no one has yet identified the suspect.

The bouncers at Stubblefields temporarily restrained the perpetrator, but he was gone by the time an officer arrived on the scene.

Pullman Chief of Police Ted Weatherly said he is discussing the possibility of working with an artist to create a sketch of the perpetrator based on information from the witnesses.

The incident left the victim, a WSU student, with a broken jaw that required surgery. Staff members in WSU’s Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity have been offering support to him and his family throughout the ordeal.

“Although his injuries will definitely take time to heal, he is recovering well so far and recently began returning to his classes,” said Dean of Students Luci Loera.

Loera, along with her colleagues, have been meeting with students and others in the WSU community encouraging them to spread the word about the incident in hopes someone can help identify a suspect. 

Anyone who can provide information about this case is asked to call the Pullman Police Department, 509-334-0802.