Sketch released of man who tried to abduct woman in Montesano, WA
May 21, 2018
(MONTESANO, WA.) –-Montesano police have requested the public's help in identifying a man who tried to abduct a woman at gunpoint last week.
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Montesano is a small town of about 4,000 people and the county seat of Grays Harbor County. Police say the man, in the police sketch at right, tried to abduct a 20-year-old woman about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday May 16 near Church Street and McBryde Avenue.
The man, thought to be in his 20s and described as a light skinned, possibly Hispanic male pulled in front of the woman in a blue Chevrolet Avalanche as she was walking down the street.
He got out of the vehicle and police say he made a comment to the woman about a flat tire as he approached her, then opened the passenger side door, pulled out a gun, grabbed the woman, stuck the gun in her mid section and told her she was going to get into the vehicle.
There was an altercation, both the man and the woman then fell to the ground and the woman began screaming. That’s when the man jumped back into his vehicle and drove away. The woman was able to run a short distance and dial 911 for help.
If you have any information about the suspect or the case you’re asked to call the Montesano Police Dept. at 360-249-1031 or Grays Harbor Dispatch.