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Suspect arrested in sexual assault at northwest Las Vegas park

Updated June 22, 2019 - 9:51 pm

Las Vegas police on Saturday arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a female jogger after her run through a northwest park on Thursday.

The attack was reported just before 10:55 a.m. Thursday at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. The victim had finished her run through the park and was pushed to the ground by a man, who then threatened her with a box cutter and sexually assaulted her, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Officers arrested Ortez Winfrey about 10:20 a.m. Saturday on the 7800 block of Alta Drive, near South Buffalo Drive, police said.

Winfrey remained in the Clark County Detention Center on a $40,000 bail Saturday, and faces charges of sexual assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, battery to commit sexual assault on a victim 16 or older, and robbery with a deadly weapon, jail records show.

Detectives continued to investigate the assault on Saturday, police said.

The victim had driven to the park to go for a run, and while jogging she saw a man holding a drill and wearing a “construction type reflective vest,” police said Friday. The man then attacked her as she walked back to her car.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Metro’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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