Search continues for attempted rape suspect in Denison

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- Police in Denison are looking for a man who attempted to rape a woman Saturday night. The victim says she was taking the trash out in the 900 block of West Acheson Street when she was attacked.

Lieutenant Mike Eppler of the Denison Police Department says the victim told police the man followed her through her front door and tried to rip her clothes off.

The victim described her attacker as a white male about 35 to 40 years of age, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with shoulder length sandy blonde hair. He is said to be clean shaven with a dimple or mark on his right cheek and tattoos on both his hands.

If you have any information, call Denison Police.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2008 at 10:00 PM
    RAPIST STRIKES AGAIN ! ON DERBY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ALL CITIZENS GET FAMILIAR WITH TEXAS CASTLE LAW. IT PERMITS HOMEOWNERS THE RIGHT TO SHOOT TO KILL ANYONE TRESSPASSING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
  • by "Missy" Location: Denison on Feb 11, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    The police officers need leads to do their job>This is VERY correct (PLEASE if you know anyone fitting the description turn them in).The DPD got the description of the man out immediately to other law-enforcement officers that same night and were coming the streets. They verified with the victim(me) BEFORE GETTING THE INFO TO THE PUBLIC. Don't blame them for what the Media decides to put on the air. They are not miracle workers. I'm not happy that he hasn't been found yet, I have trouble sleeping at night and being in public now. I also know several officers on police force and they have been going above and beyond in my option. They have made their presence very known in my area, which does bring some piece of mind. Remember these people a you keep bashing put their lives on line for us day and night. AND Realist>your comment "maybe we should sue Viagra" That is so not funny "in any light".
  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on Feb 2, 2008 at 12:05 AM
    I didn't realize the job description for DPD was "HELP WANTED PSYCHIC". Police officers need leads to do their job. I just hope anyone who recognizes the description comes foward. Hopefully he'll find himself in the wrong house. Following from Wikipedia: Texas passed the "Castle Law", which designates one's place of residence protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her "castle"), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. Within the legal paradigm, therefore, it functions as a type of justifiable homicide.
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM
    To criticize the Police Department for not releasing information in a timely manner about a predator such as this, should not be seen as an indictment of the entire police force. The fact that information that may be useful to the public was withheld or delayed is not uncommon when it comes to Denison city government. It's SOP.
  • by Lynn Location: Sherman on Feb 1, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    Ok So either the DPD is holding out on the public or the media didn't pick up on this. (wouldn't be surprised about that, it didn't happen in Ada or Ardmore so why would the " local media" care?) This is just too important to the public to not clarify all info. Get it right somebody!
  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:09 AM
    OK PEOPLE. Please read carefully, word for word so you don't misconstrue what is typed. The 1st incident was on the 26th, then supposedly another on the 28th in the AM (see comment #2). Also, according to the posting of "Friend of a nurse," since the 26th there have been four other incidents. I also heard from a TMC ER nurse that she knew of 1 incident prior to that of the 26th. These stories are only being told by word of mouth and these comments. So why all of the hostility from the rest of you? It is frustrating that the DPD haven't or won't release this info to the public, regardless of the 24hr stipulation. This is serious stuff and women need to be aware so as to be extra cautious. If the DPD won't look out for us on this, then we need to look out for each other. What's so wrong with that? And why hasn't KXII investigated the allegations in these comments???????????????????????????
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:28 AM
    DPD,is lazy, that is why 4 women were raped,and you people that take up for the police must be kin to them,dont matter because they are lazy and worthless.Iam one of those women
  • by Anonymous Location: former Denison resident on Feb 1, 2008 at 03:51 AM
    The fact is the first news report of this was on Jan 29th, the assault was on 26th, even with a 24 hour wait, it should have been splattered all over the news, by the earliest Sunday evening at midnight. The public should have been warned a lot earlier. As soon as I saw this I sent out emails to friends and family back in Denison they had no clue. I hope they catch this evil person and no one else has to suffer.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    Anonymous she was not raped on monday she was raped on Saturday and I am sure they were trying to get all of the story before the gave it to the media you people need to get your story start and read better before posting stuff on here
  • by Friend of a nurse Location: Denison on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:03 PM
    I just got a call saying there have been 4 rapes since the first incident. 4. Same area, same guy. I live within 4 blocks of where they are happening. Denison PD, told me " Call and talk to Lt. Eppler in the am. He is the one who can answer your questions." I said, So why not make it public knowledge? They said " Nothing can be released until 24 hrs. later. No names, just descriptions. Please call him in the morning." I won't sleep here tonight. My 2 daughters and I will be staying at my parents. They need to catch him.
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