Authorities search for sexual assault suspect

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl.

Authorities say the incident happened on Tuesday, April 26.

We’re told at about 3 p.m., the girl was home alone at a home in the 2600 block of Tindal Road when a man broke in and attacked the child.

She was able to escape and the man fled, according to a news release.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years old with blond hair. He has tattoos on his upper left arm and right forearm. He was last seen wearing black pants, brown boots and a black T-shirt with either a bird or wing design on front.

The suspect fled in a red pickup truck with silver tool boxes on each side. The truck was said to have scratches on both sides.

If you have any information on the suspect, do not approach him but call 911 immediately.

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