Laurel County, Ky (September 6, 2019) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Houston along with Deputy Gary Mehler, Sgt. John Inman, and Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards are investigating an attempted sexual assault reported to the Sheriff's office at 10:35 PM on Wednesday night September 4, 2019. Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Hospital London to contact a female victim there.
Upon arrival, investigators learned from the victim that she had allegedly driven her car from a store in London and was traveling out KY 192 approximately 3 miles west of London when a car came up from behind her at a high rate of speed, riding her bumper and the vehicle activated red and white flashing lights.
The victim pulled off the roadway and a male subject armed with a large hunting knife jumped in her back seat forcing her to drive off onto a county road into a large hayfield where he attempted to sexually assault her.
The male subject then forced her to drive back onto KY 192 toward London making her stop along the roadway where he got out to make a phone call. The victim sped away driving herself to St. Joseph Hospital London seeking medical attention.
The suspect vehicle is described as a full-size silver or dark gray passenger car that had a red and white flashing light.
Anyone with any information regarding a possible suspect or a possible suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600.
Information will be strictly confidential. The investigation is continuing.