Update on Hardin Valley Attack
There are more updates coming in but yesterday morning around 6:27 a 34-year-old woman was jogging along Steele road in the Hardin Valley area and was attacked by a man who tried to kiss her leg.
The woman told officers she was jogging through the area where she lives when she encountered the man and then ran past him. After she passed him, the man attacked her.
"He grabbed her leg and pulled it to him and started kissing her leg," .
"She kicked him. He pulled off her shoe and she fled and he fled."
Coward said the man initiated the attack "when he dove to the ground to grab her leg."
Authorities brought in a police dog to track the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
Coward said there have been no other similar reports in that portion of Knox County.
Authorities described the assailant as black, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The victim was unable to provide any information about his facial features or hair.