Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland

Woman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBT Woman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBT
RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) -

A woman was jogging on the Natchez Trace when she was attacked by a man who jumped out of the bushes.

According to Ridgeland police, the woman was jogging on a multi-purpose trail on Highway 51 to the craft center when a black male jumped out of the bushes and grabbed her butt. 

The woman screamed at the man to get off her and he apologized then got in a green Kia SUV and drove off.

Police have increased patrols in this area and are looking for the SUV.

There were no injuries.

Another woman posted to the Nextdoor app describing a similar experience.

She says her daughter was running from Poplar Street across Fortification, and back into The Heights, and a man followed her the entire time.

The daughter alerted Jackson Police, and describes the man as a middle-aged, thin black male with short hair and bad teeth, driving a dark green Kia SUV.

Anyone with information on one or both incidents is asked to call police.

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