Suspect sought in sexual assault near Casa Grande

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The Pinal County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of a sexual assault suspect. By Jennifer Thomas The Pinal County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of a sexual assault suspect. By Jennifer Thomas

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on Feb. 17.

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll, the suspect offered a ride to a 32-year-old woman at an AM/PM convenience store on Florence Boulevard in the Casa Grande area.

The suspect told the woman his name was William.

Ingersoll said the suspect then drove the woman into the desert near Woodruff Lane and Henness Road and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a male in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was driving a red older-model Chevy Camaro with a T-top.

The sheriff's office has released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts or identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 520-866-5111.