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Police release sketch of suspect accused of kidnapping woman on Derrydown Way

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Police release sketch of suspect accused of kidnapping woman on Derrydown Way

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The approximate location of the kidnapping that occurred on Jan. 25. Image obtained via Google Maps.


Police officials have released a sketch of a man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman on Derrydown Way on Jan. 25.

The Decatur Police Department says investigators do not believe the kidnapping case is connected to an attempted carjacking on Derrydown Way that occurred on Jan. 4.

“We have been consulting with the DeKalb County Police Department to ascertain if this incident is related to the attempted carjacking we are investigating that occurred in the 800 block of Derrydown Way on January 4, 2019,” the Police Department said. “We do not believe the two cases are related at this time. If you have information on either case and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404/577-Tips (8477).”

Here is a sketch of the suspect believed to be involved in the Jan. 25 kidnapping. He is described as a black male, 30-45 years old, wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, tan cargo pants and armed with a black handgun. Anyone with information is asked to contact the DeKalb County Police Department Homicide Unit at 770/724-7850.

Photo provided to Decaturish

The Jan. 25 incident began in the 700 block of Derrydown Way, which is in DeKalb County. Officers responded to the call after 10 p.m.

According to reports from the DeKalb County Police Department and the Atlanta Police Department, the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was waiting in the 700 Block of Derrydown Way for her boyfriend to get off work. A man wearing a camouflage ski mask approached her, according to the Atlanta Police Department’s report. The suspect pointed a gun at her through her driver’s side window and ordered her to drive him around Atlanta.

The victim says they wound up at the dead end of Ollie and Lena streets. The suspect asked the victim for “sexual favors,” the Atlanta Police report says, but the victim said no. According to the DeKalb County Police report, the suspect also sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect ordered the victim to exit the vehicle, described as a tan, 4-door 2003 Honda Civic, and drove off. The victim was invited into a residence on Martin Luther King Drive where she called the police.

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