Suspect arrested in Texas Tech sexual assault case

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LUBBOCK, Texas — On Wednesday, Texas Tech Police Department announced on Twitter that officers made an arrest in the sexual assault that occurred on Sunday, December 8.

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According to Lubbock County Detention Center records, Dominic Joe Rodriguez, 17, was arrested on a warrant by Texas Tech Police for sexual assault of an adult.

Rodriguez was booked before noon and information about his bond was not yet available.

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Just before 1:00 pm, Texas Tech sent the following statement:

Today, 12-18-19, the Texas Tech Police Department executed an off-campus search warrant with the assistance of the Lubbock Police Department which led to the arrest of Dominic Rodriguez for the 12-8-19 sexual assault. The suspect is now in custody at the Lubbock County Jail.

Images of a suspect and vehicle provided by Texas Tech

Police said on December 8, just after 1:00 a.m. a woman was sexually assaulted near the Coleman residence hall.

Police later said on December 9, a man tried to sexually assault a woman on campus in the Wall Gates parking lot. The physical description of the suspect was similar in both incidents.

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