PCSO investigating sexual assault near Maricopa

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

MARICOPA, Ariz. – The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information regarding a sexual assault near Maricopa.

The victim reported that she was in the area of Arabian and Barnes roads at around 6 a.m. on Friday when she noticed a vehicle stopped in the roadway.

She told deputies that when she approached the vehicle to ask if the person needed help, the male suspect pulled a gun and ordered her out of her vehicle.

After sexually assaulting the victim, the suspect returned to his vehicle and fled the area.

The victim reported that she heard a vehicle on Barnes Road so investigators have reason to believe someone may have seen the two vehicles in the area.

The victim described the suspect as a dark-skinned male, either Hispanic or Native American, with shoulder-length dark hair. He was wearing a long-sleeve flannel shirt and jeans.

The vehicle was described as a white older-model small truck, possibly an early 1990s Chevrolet S10.

Anyone who was in the area at that time or who may know this suspect is asked to contact detectives at 520-866-5161.