A timely warning issued by the Texas A&M University- Kingsville (TAMUK) University Police Department (UPD) yesterday has warned that two suspects – from a sexual assault case that occurred on Feb. 28 – are still a threat to the community.
This is the first instance in which UPD has reported the assault happening.
“(The woman) didn’t report the assault until May 7, which is why there was a large gap between the warning and the assault,” said Police Chief Felipe Garza.
According to UPD, a female had been visiting with two male friends at Turner Hall late that night. After accepting a glass of water from the two, she said she began to feel drowsy. Her friends offered to drive her home, but once they were in Lot J, both males sexually assaulted her. She said she blacked out during the second assault and
woke up at about 10 a.m. in the back seat of the car. She said she went back to her room after that.
The suspects have been identified as two Hispanic males. The first is thought to be 5′ 8” in height and weigh 130 lbs. The second is thought to be 5’9” in height and weigh 150 lbs. Both have brown hair and brown eyes, and they are students of TAMUK.
The investigation is ongoing. Although one of the suspects had left TAMUK for the summer break, UPD will be contacting him and organizing a time to meet with him. The Office of the Dean of Students will be conducting their own investigation.