Charleston police seek suspect who assaulted woman

Charleston Police are seeking an aggravated assault suspect in connection with an attack that occurred early Saturday morning near the Recovery Room bar.

The suspect is described as a black male at least six feet tall. He is in his 40s and may be wearing a dark hoodie with writing on it. The subject possibly has injuries on his face consistent with being punched and scratched. He was last seen in the wooded area under the interstate across from the bar at 685 King St.

The attack occurred at about 4:50 a.m. when the victim, a white female, age 24, was walking in the area of the railroad tracks near the bar when she was confronted by the black male. The suspect made small talk with the victim. At that time, the suspect grabbed the victim and choked her until she passed out.

The victim awoke a few moments later in the nearby wooded area with the suspect on top of her and yelling at her. The victim struck the suspect several times until he fled the vicinity.

The victim was not sexually assaulted.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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