Sketch of Pullman rape suspect posted

Pullman Police have released an artist rendition of a suspect wanted in connection with a rape that occurred early Sunday morning near the Valley Road area of the city.

Officers said a woman from the Tri Cities, who was in town for homecoming, was attempting to make her way back to her friend’s place around 1:30 a.m. when a man approached her and offered to walk her back to the area. But instead of helping, the man said he needed to get something from an apartment and asked her to accompany him.

According to police reports, the man then grabbed the 30-year-old woman and raped her. She managed to free herself and escape. She was aided by several citizens who took her to the Pullman Police Department. She was transported by ambulance to Pullman Regional Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and later released.

The suspect is described as about 5-feet-7, slender, muscular build and African-American. He is said to be about 25-years-old. If anyone has information on this case or recognizes the suspect, please contact the Pullman Police Department at 509-334-0802.

The police report can be found at

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