POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT
Columbus police say an elderly woman was assaulted in the Tipton Lakes area around 11:15 a.m. Thursday. The woman told police the suspect forced his way into her home after she declined an offer for him to do yard work. The suspect was bitten on the hand and fled in a silver sedan after he held the woman down by the throat and attempted to sexually assault her. Police are looking for a Hispanic male with short brown hair and a goatee, in his 30s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a green T-shirt and blue jeans. He also has a tattoo of a flower on one of his wrists along with a bite wound between the thumb and index finger on one of his hands. Information about the suspect can be left confidentially by calling 812-376-2642.