Hattiesburg police searching for rapist

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are looking for a man who raped a female resident at Parkwest Apartments on Monday.

Police said around 8:30 a.m. a male approached the victim and tried to force her inside her apartment. She fought back and the man tazed her, took her inside, handcuffed her and raped her.

The suspect ran away from the scene, but it is not known in what direction he went.

The man is described as a white male about 5 foot 10 inches tall and between the weights of 170 and 180 pounds.

He has blonde hair and a blonde goatee and was last seen wearing maroon shorts and a grey shirt.

His right arm is also covered in tattoos, and he should have cuts and bruises from the scuffle.

If you know anything about the crime, call Metro Crimestoppers at 601-582-7867.