Farmington police release sketch of ‘deranged’ assault suspect

Farmington Public Safety has released a sketch of a suspect wanted for questioning in the Friday night assault of a 32-year-old Farmington woman.

Farmington Public Safety suspect sketch

At around 8:30 p.m., officials say, the suspect approached the woman as she walked to her home at the Jamestown Apartments complex on Grand River east of Halsted. He asked for a cigarette, then grabbed the woman and tried to cover her mouth. She was able to fend him off; he ran towards Grand River.

According to police, the woman did not suffer any serious physical injuries.

Farmington Public Safety officers, with help from a Southfield Police K-9, attempted to track the suspect but were unable to locate him. He is described as a white male, 5’8” to 5’11”, heavy set, and in his late 20’s to early 30’s. The suspect had a beard and mustache and “scruffy” hair. He was wearing baggy pants and a dark grey or black t-shirt with a white, “Star Wars” logo on the front. The suspect may have been driving a dark compact sedan, similar to a Toyota Prius.

Public Safety Director Frank Demers said the case “is a top priority for the department.”

“Clearly, we have a deranged individual lurking in our community and we will deploy the full resources of the department and enlist assistance from our neighboring law enforcement partners to identify and arrest this suspect,” he added.

Anyone with information should call Commander Justin DuLong at 248-474-5500, ext: 2246.