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Assault suspect sketch released
Police have released a sketch of a man accused of attacking an Elk City teenager in her bedroom Wednesday night.
Elk City police Detective Sarah Frye provided the sketch Friday afternoon. To develop it, she said the victim – 17-year-old Mychaela LeGrand – worked directly with OSBI artist Harvey Pratt.
“I think we have a very good rendering,” she said.
The sketch describes the attacker as a white male, approximately 21 years old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He is described as being slender, with dark, short, straight hair, dark eyes and a medium complexion.
He had some stubble of a beard and mustache and was wearing an athletic white t-shirt and blue jeans. It provides new information, also, such as a tattoo that could be on the man’s upper right shoulder.
Sheriff weighs in on pursuit
It was ironic, Beckham County Sheriff Scott Jay said, that a motorcycle pursuit through Elk City and down Interstate 40 would occur during Motorcycle Safety Month.
“The driver disregarded not only the safety of himself, but also the safety of other motorists,” Jay said.
Jay’s involvement in the chase was coincidental.
But while he might have just been in the right place at the right time – or was it the wrong place? - Jay wound up playing a big part in the chase. He went to Country Club and Van Buren to set up a road block and was nearly run over by the motorcycle driver.
“I had to get out of the way before he hit me,” Jay said. ...