Public Tips Lead Lubbock Police to Question Three Men in Rape Investigation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/1/06

Public Tips Lead Lubbock Police to Question Three Men in Rape Investigation

The community of Lubbock is on alert after learning of a possible serial rapist.  As a result, police have received a number of tips about men who match the suspect's description. Police have questioned three men but have determined that they are not involved in this case. 

Lubbock police arrested two men.  One is white and the other Hispanic.  But both fit the physical description of the sexual predator police are looking for and both were seen driving a white truck.

The "white" man was arrested on an outstanding warrant around ten o'clock Wednesday night. Two hours later, the Lubbock Sheriff's deputies arrested a Hispanic man. He is a convicted felon and was carrying a handgun in his truck.

Investigators say they found these men through tips from the public.  Police received another tip on a third person. NewsChannel 11 learned that a man walked into a hospital emergency room needing care to his injured private area. A nurse believed that man fit the rapist's description and notified police. Police say they have questioned all three men but believe they are not be involved.

But the public is obviously interested in catching the person responsible for the string of rapes and putting him behind bars.

Here is the description of the man authorities are looking for.

    • He is either a white or Hispanic man.
    • 25 to 35 years old. Between 5-7 and 6-feet tall.
    • 190 to 210 pounds, with a muscular build.
    • He has short hair, either blonde or light brown, possibly a crew cut.

In each case, he is driving a white single cab pickup that may have a silver tool box.  If you have any information that could identify this man, please contact Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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