Springdale Police releases sketch of possible police impersonator

Sketch of man who impersonated Police and sexually assaulted woman

SPRINGDALE, S.C. (WACH)- Springdale police chief Kevin Cornett is asking the public to look at the attached sketch of a man suspected to have sexually assaulted a woman while impersonating a police officer.

Cornett said that at about 8:30 Tuesday night, the man stopped a woman on the side of Watling Road in Springdale. The suspect used the stop as a ruse to get the woman out of her car. The suspect walked up to her car, and told her the license plate light was out. Once the woman got out of the car, he physically assaulted her. Cornett said the man forced the woman in the woods, where he sexually assaulted her.

The victim described the suspect as a white man, in his early twenties to mid-thirties, with light brown or possibly red hair, light brown hair or red hair with light colored eyebrows. According to the victim, he is also clean shaven and wore a black t-shirt with POLICE written across the front. Police believe the suspect was also wearing a black wind breaker, boots and a radio holster. His car was possibly a late model small four door compact, with a blue light on the dash.

Springdale Police and SLED are investigating the incident

Anyone with information can call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information.

LOG onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.