Tennessee police search for suspect in girl’s attack on I-65

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have increased a reward offer and expanded the search area for a man accused of attacking a 16-year-old girl whose vehicle had a flat tire along Interstate 65.

Police in Franklin said in a news release the reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to $5,000.

Police say the girl was outside her vehicle waiting for her father to arrive south of Nashville on March 24 when the suspect pulled her down a hill and into a ditch. The girl escaped and the suspect fled into woods on foot and has not been spotted since.

The girl was treated for minor injuries.

The man is described as white, about 6-feet tall, in his late 30s or early 40s, with a medium build, a blond beard and discolored teeth.

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