Police seek suspect who assaulted teen

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 04:07 PM

Thomasville police are looking for help to identify a person who assaulted a Thomasville teen on Wednesday.
A white male wearing a blue shirt entered the Speed Mart located at 401 Hasty School Road just prior to the assault. The suspect was described as being about 6 feet in height, weighing about 185 pounds, 30-35 years of age and having some facial hair.
Detective Sgt. Brad Saintsing said the suspect first encountered the victim at the Speed Mart, about a block from the assault.
“It was an unprovoked attack where the suspect tracked down the victim,” Saintsing said.
Saintsing said the suspect got out of the vehicle, a Dodge Dakota pickup truck, and followed the victim on foot while a white female drove the truck behind them to the 300 block of Hasty School Road, where the suspect hit the victim with his fists.
The teen was transported to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, where he was treated and released. The suspect left in pickup truck driven by a white female. Police believe a small child that was with the suspect witnessed the assault taking place.
If anyone recognizes the suspect, call Thomasville CrimeStoppers at (336) 476-8477 or Thomasville police at (336) 475-4286.

/Jordan Howse/