Police search for man wanted in sexual assault at car wash

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:59pm
Staff reports

Sex Crimes detectives are asking the public's for help identifying the gunman responsible for the April 27 sexual assault of a woman inside a bay of the Roll-N-Shine carwash on Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison.

The suspect, a black man wearing a striped polo shirt and driving a late model, black Mercedes sedan, allegedly saw the 30-year-old victim in the carwash bay around 2:30 p.m. as he pumped gasoline at a nearby market, Metro police said. He approached her, flashed a wad of cash, and asked if she needed money or a boyfriend, according to police.

She brushed him off and got into her car, which contained her 18-month-old son in the back seat. The suspect allegedly got into the front passenger seat, pulled a gun, asked the victim if she was into drugs and then sexually assaulted her in the presence of her son, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or his car from surveillance video is urged to contact Sex Crimes Detective Heather Baltz at 862-7540 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (27463). People can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

2 Comments on this post:

By: pandabear on 5/14/09 at 6:42


He was at the "66" for gas with his Mercedes.

Did he pay with a credit card ?

Can they zoom in on the license plate ?

Does the business behind the "66" have cameras ?

Does the "66" have cameras inside the building (if he paid in cash at the register) ?

By: girliegirl on 5/14/09 at 9:13

Last time I was out that way, there were police cameras everywhere....