Suspect in series of attempted sexual assaults in custody

Within minutes after releasing his name and picture to the public, police say they arrested the man responsible for a series of attempted sexual assaults on the city's east side.

- Detroit police say they have arrested the person they believe may be responsible for a series of attempted sexual assaults on the city's east side, and are asking for the public's help locating Darian Winfield.

Authorities released a sketch of the suspect on Thursday, and believe Winfield, 18, may be responsible for at least four incidents of attempted sexual assaults since December 18.

Police say the sexual assaults began in the second week of December and they've been happening between midnight and 5:00 a.m. They say they've connected at least two more cases to the suspect.

Around 3:00 p.m., police released a picture and his name to the media. Just a few minutes later, police said he was arrested while sitting in his car outside of his home.

Police say Winfield is becoming increasingly violent and is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Just before 4:30 Friday afternoon, police said they had Winfield in custody.


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