Couple Seeks Help Catching Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assault

A Kingsville man is asking for help to catch a suspect who he says tried to sexually assault his wife last Wednesday.

It was an ordinary morning for Chris Berry's wife. She was out on a walk, near a field just a block away from her home in Kingsville, when a suspect attacked her.

"He came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth," Berry said. "He had a knife."

Berry said the suspect tried to take off her clothes.

"He tore off her shirt, her shorts," Berry said. "Tried to sexually assault her."

His wife fought back and was able to get away.

"She elbowed him in the ribs, kicked him in the groin area," Berry said.

Berry immediately took his wife to the hospital to get checked out. They called police and an investigator was assigned to the case. Now, Berry and his wife want to warn residents in the area.

"She has had nightmares since then," Berry said. "She is trying to work through it. She is strong. It's affected her. We just want to find the person that did it."

They described the suspect as a heavyset Hispanic male with dark skin, short dark hair and hairy arms. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark blue jeans. The suspect had a strong odor of alcohol.

The Kingsville Police Department had no comment regarding the case, but this incident did raise some concern with us here at Kiii News. It seems that lately, the Coastal Bend area has seen quite a few sexual assaults.

Back on Oct. 2 in Aransas Pass, a female was walking toward Rockport when a Hispanic male punched her in the back, dragged her into a dark area, raped and beat her. Police released a sketch of the suspect.

Here in Corpus Christi, it was September when a suspect attempted to sexually assault one young girl. Police believe he is the same suspect that sexually assaulted and beat another girl. Again, police released a sketch of that man, whom they believe was involved in both cases.

The Aransas Pass Police Chief said that investigators are working with other departments to see if there are any similarities in the cases.


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