UPDATE: September 25, 2012
A man accused of grabbing a woman from behind on the TART Trail in Traverse City and trying to force her toward the woods has been charged. David Walter was first identified from a composite sketch shown to people at homeless outreach programs in the city. Police say he was later identified by the victim in a photo lineup. Walter has been charged with a felony, attempted unlawful imprisonment, and misdemeanor assault.
The Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department released a sketch of the TART Trail suspect Thursday.
On Sunday afternoon a man grabbed a woman from behind on the TART Trail near Boardman Lake in back of Art Van.
Authorities say the suspect tried to drag her into the woods nearby.
But the woman, who was walking her dog at the time, was able to escape.
She was unharmed.
Police are looking for a white or Native American man in his late 20s or early 30s, medium build with long black hair.
His hair was pulled back in a ponytail.