A 23-year-old Sacramento man is in custody, accused of attacking a woman last month as she was running on a trail in Roseville.
Roseville police reported that Kenneth Redick was arrested Friday afternoon at his home.
The attack occurred about 5:20 a.m. Feb. 25 as the woman was running on the bike/walking trail behind Summerhill Park, in the Highland Reserve neighborhood between Washington Boulevard and Highway 65. A man the woman did not know came up behind her and knocked her down, according to a Police Department news release. The woman was able to fight him off, and he ran away, heading north toward Washington Boulevard.
Officers searched the area with the help of a Sacramento County sheriff’s K9 and later with a CHP helicopter, but were unable to find the man.
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Police said Friday’s arrest followed an investigation by detectives. Redick was being booked on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape and false imprisonment. Police did not release his booking photo, citing the ongoing investigation.
Police officials said they do not know whether the suspect has been involved in any similar assaults. One reason detectives were able to investigate the case and make an arrest is that the victim immediately reported the attack to the police, officials said.
Anyone who has been the victim of a similar attack in the Roseville area is asked to call the police dispatch center at (916) 774-5000, Ext. 1. If an attack occurred outside Roseville, it should be reported to the local law enforcement agency.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.