Police investigating random attack on walk path

A woman in her 30s suffered numerous scratches and abrasions late Sunday night in what Greybull Police Chief Bill Brenner is calling the worst act of random violence that he has seen in his 15 years of law enforcement in Greybull.

The woman, who was not identified, was treated at South Big Horn Hospital and released.

Brenner said the attack occurred Sunday night, between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, on the walk path behind the South Big Horn Senior Center.  With highs in the 90s of late, the woman told police she walks late at night when it’s cool and that she was by herself when she heard footsteps coming up from behind her.  As she was turning around, the unknown assailant grabbed her and pushed her.  She rolled down the side of the levee closest to the Big Horn River, eventually ending up in a bush.

Police are looking for a man in his 30s and approximate 6 feet tall.  At the time of the assault, he was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and gray running shoes.  If you have information that might be useful in the case, please contact Officer Tom Shroyer at the Greybull Police Department, (307) 765-2308.

Brenner said police will be stepping up patrols in the area.

The chief said the randomness of the assault concerns him.

“This kind of thing just doesn’t happen in Greybull,” he said.

Until the case is solved, Brenner urges women who like walking the levee after dark not to do so alone.