Police release sketch, description of Hattiesburg rapist

Height: 5 foot 9 inches

Black male in his late 20s or early 30s

Medium complexion, medium build

Well spoken

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg and Lamar County authorities are looking for a rapist who sexually assaulted a 22-year-old Gulf Coast woman who was visiting friends in Hattiesburg.

Sheriff Danny Rigel said the woman was attacked around 2 a.m. as she was getting out of her car at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Oak Grove Road.

She was pushed back into her car, driven about a mile away to a wooded area and assaulted.

Her car was found abandoned a short distance from the scene.

Authorities are looking for a black male in his mid to late 20s, 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with a shaved head and light to medium complexion.

Since the apartment complex is located in Hattiesburg, the suspect also faces kidnapping and auto theft charges in the Hub City.

If you have any information, contact Crimestoppers at 601-582-7867, or the Sheriff's Department at 601- 794-8610.