The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred along Hwy. 103 near Etoile late Monday evening.
The victim and her husband were traveling through Nacogdoches County along State Hwy. 103 enroute to San Augustine County when the vehicle the couple was riding in ran out of gas. The female victim remained with the vehicle while her husband went on foot to get gas.
A short while after the husband left his wife, a white male with long, gray tented hair worn in a pony tail stopped his vehicle, a silver colored PU, where the victim was parked. He pretended to offer the victim assistance and then grabbed the victim and forced her into his vehicle where he immediately began a sexual assault on her.
The victim retrieved a beer bottle from the suspect's vehicle during the attack and struck the suspect on the head hard enough to shatter the bottle. The victim then managed to get away from the suspect and exit his vehicle. She ran to her vehicle and locked herself inside her vehicle.
The suspect then fled the scene in his vehicle. Upon the husband's return, the victim informed him of the attack and they drove to San Augustine County and reported the incident.
She was later transported to a hospital in Lufkin where she was treated and released.
Residents and motorists that may have passed through Nacogdoches County along Hwy. 103 between the hours of approximately 7:00-9:00 p.m. and observed the suspect's vehicle stopped behind the victim's vehicle is asked to contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office.