Sheriff needs truckers' help finding rape suspects

| 6/22/2005


Authorities are searching for two truckers wanted in connection with the rape of a teenage girl at a truck stop near Cheyenne, WY.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release asking for help in locating the two drivers, after they allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted the girl at the Travel Centers of America Truck Stop on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne. The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. on Monday, June 20.

One of the men may be driving a blue Freightliner with orange-and-white flames on the hood and a sleeper, with a white trailer. The other truck is white with a white trailer.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the suspects are described as white men, about 5’8” to 5’9” tall.

One of the men weighs about 300 pounds, has a large nose, grayish-brown hair and tattoos, including a red, green and black scorpion on his right bicep, Asian-style markings on his left bicep and a brownish-colored snake on his neck. He also has multiple scars, the most noticeable under his left eye. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with a logo or picture on it, a gray and white button-up shirt, black pants and black boots.

The other suspect, whom the victim said was carrying the gun, has dark hair with some gray on top, and wears bifocals. He was last seen wearing a plain gray button-up shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

The Sheriff’s Department reported that a juvenile female had gone to the truck stop to meet a friend, and was returning to her car after her friend did not show. The girl said the two men confronted her and pulled her into the cab of one of their trucks, where she reported being sexually assaulted by both men at gunpoint.

The victim said she was able to escape and contact the Sheriff’s Department. The girl was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Detective Sgt. Linda Geselle of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department said no arrests have been made in the case at this point.

“We’re working on some leads that have been generated by what we’re doing with various truck stops and things of that sort,” Geselle said. “But there’s nothing hard at this point.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department at (307) 633-4735.