Raleigh police investigate reported assault at Lake Johnson

(David Hurst/CBS North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police are investigating after a woman said she was assaulted Monday morning by someone at Lake Johnson.

About 9 a.m., a 35-year-old woman told police she was near the water’s edge when a man grabbed her by the shirt. Raleigh police said the woman was able to get away, only suffering minor abrasions.

The victim made a 911 call where she said a man came from behind her and tried to drag her into the bushes.

“I managed to escape so I ran to my car,” the caller said.

The victim told dispatch the suspect told her to “shut up or I will (expletive) you up.”

She complained of having a cut on her hand that was bleeding following the incident.

“He told me if say anything and I see you alone here, I’m going to go after you,” the caller said. “I’m scared to go home.”

The suspect was said to be wearing a black baseball hat, white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Raleigh police said there is not a public safety concern due this incident.

CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.


Anyone who has information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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