DEPUTIES HUNT FOR RAPE SUSPECT.
LANCASTER - Sheriff's deputies surrounded a Lancaster neighborhood on Friday after a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a Lancaster woman was spotted there, officials said.
The suspect, whose name was not released, eluded deputies despite a three-hour house-to-house and yard-to-yard search through the neighborhood in the 1500 blocks of West Avenue J-2 and West Avenue J-3.
Deputies said the man was seen near an apartment complex on Avenue J-2 just after 5 p.m., but when he spotted deputies he fled through the complex into an alley between avenues J-3 and J-4, then into the nearby housing tract.
Dozens of deputies searched with a police dog, but the man was not found.
Several deputies continued to circle the neighborhood in their patrol cars throughout the night, but could not locate the man.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Mar 7, 2004|
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