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Deputies investigate assault on trail at Suttle Lake

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement are investigating an incident that occurred on Friday, July 3, on a trail at Suttle Lake.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins told The Nugget that a 21-year-old Sisters woman reported that as she was walking on a trail at about 11:30 a.m., a man walking the trail in the opposite direction assaulted her. The woman had some bruising and a scuffed knee, the sheriff reported.

“Her statement was taken and some pictures of injuries,” he said. “She had no idea who he was. We’re working on very limited information right now.”

Two JeffCo deputies and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement searched the area but were unable to located the subject, who is described as having dirty blonde, shoulder length hair, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, wearing a blue-and-purple beanie cap, long-sleeved shirt and dark cargo shorts.

The investigation and the attempt to locate the subject is ongoing.

Sheriff Adkins asked that anyone with information regarding the incident contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 541-475-6520.


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