Police release sketch of Ferry Township assailant.

April 15, 2016

oceana_suspectFERRY TOWNSHIP — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an assault that occurred Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:43 p.m. in the 3800 block of East Baker Road in which two women attacked another woman with an “edged weapon,” Lt. Craig Mast said. See related story here.

After getting few leads in the investigation, OCSO contacted a Michigan State Police sketch artist who interviewed the victim. From that, a drawing was made of the alleged suspect.

“The resident had just returned home after a quick trip to town when she was attacked and knocked to the ground,” OCSO Lt. Craig Mast told OCP in February. The victim, who was transported to Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont, received cuts to her left cheek, right forearm and wrist. Her pants and shirt were also slashed, he said.

The assailants, who are believed to be females, used “some sort of edged weapon,” Mast said. The victim, aged “in her upper 40s” suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the lieutenant said.

Through the sheriff’s office investigation, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was called in to track the suspects. The dog tracked the suspects to a location on the road, where they fled in a vehicle, Mast said. “They were parked a ways down the road,” he said. “They laid in wait until the victim came home.”

The victim was just about to get her dog out of her vehicle when the attack occurred, Mast said.

The attack happened so quickly the victim was not able to get a physical description of the suspects, Mast said following the attack. As far as police know at this point, there were no witnesses.

“There have been a lot of recent family issues within the victim’s immediate and extended family,” he added.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 231-873-2121.



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