JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

The Jacksonville Police Department and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are searching for a rape suspect, and they said they need the public's help.

According to Beth Purcell, media liaison for Jacksonville Police, the rape happened on May 10 at the northern end of the city. Investigators describe the suspect as a black male with short hair. He's about 5’10” to 6’2” and was wearing an olive green t-shirt and dark-colored knee length shorts. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Karen Hasbargen at 910-938-6405 or kfincham@ci.jacksonville.nc.us. Callers can also reach Crimestoppers at 910-938-3273.  Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,500 for details leading to an arrest.