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Cowan police looking for suspects involved in assault

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm


deidre ortiz

Brookside Village

The Cowan Police Department is continuing its investigation into an incident that happened during the early morning hours on Feb. 5 where a robbery attempt resulted in a Brookside Village Apartment resident being pistol-whipped.

At about 3 a.m. that Wednesday morning, emergency dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a man who resides in Brookside Village in Cowan.

The man, whom police did not identify for his protection, said he’d been assaulted, and an officer was then dispatched to his residence.

In arriving at the home, Cowan Officer Michelle Ingle made contact with the victim.

According to the victim’s statement of the incident, he heard a knock on the door and upon opening it, a woman said she was out of gas and needed help.

As he opened the screen door, a man, who had been hiding on the porch, put a gun in the victim’s face.

The victim told officer Ingle the assailant said, “I know you have money, where is it at?’

In response, the victim tackled the assailant on the front porch area of the residence. While the victim tried to hold the man down, the assailant was able to strike the victim in the face several times with the gun, causing multiple lacerations.

The assailant was eventually able to pull away and run toward a vehicle parked a few apartments down.

Subsequently, an ambulance was called to the scene.

After being treated by the emergency medical technicians, the victim decided not to be transported to the hospital.

Cowan Police are continuing to be on the lookout for the man and woman involved in this incident.

The man is described as being in his mid-to-late twenties, dark complexion, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, muscular build with a dark mustache.

The woman is described as being about 5 feet tall, brown hair, stocky build, with some kind of facial piercing, also in her mid-to-late twenties.

The vehicle was possibly a gold/bronze Chrysler PT Cruiser.

According to Cowan Police Chief Allen Edwards, several suspects have been interviewed, and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information involving this case is encouraged to contact the Cowan Police Department at 962-0110 or 967-2331.