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UPDATE: Bunker Family Park sexual assault suspect has felony criminal history

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Posted at 11:53 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 06:39:27-04

UPDATE AT 11 P.M. JUNE 23: Ortez Winfrey, 59, has been arrested and was facing charges including Sexual Assault and Kidnapping after police said he shoved a woman to the ground, threatened her with a box cutter, and then sexually assaulted her at the Wayne Bunker Family Park Thursday morning.

Court Records show Winfrey had previously plead guilty to a felony "Taking Property From Person of Another Under Circumstances Not Amounting" charge in 1997, and plead guilty to a Grand Larceny Charge in 2014.

Winfrey was sentenced to serve as many as four years for the Grand Larceny conviction.

UPDATE AT 9:25 P.M. JUNE 22: Detectives have identified the suspect as 59-year-old Ortez Winfrey. Around 10:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, Winfrey was taken into custody without incident in the 7800 block of Alta Drive. Winfrey was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked for sexual assault, kidnapping, battery to commit sexual assault and robbery.

UPDATE AT 6:25 P.M. JUNE 22: Las Vegas police say they have arrested the person they believe is responsible for sexually assaulting a woman at Bunker Family Park in northwest Las Vegas on Thursday. They have not released any additional information at this time.

UPDATE 4:30 P.M. JUNE 21: Las Vegas police have released a sketch of the man they believe assaulted a woman in a park on Thursday.

The assault took place in the 7200 block of West Alexander Road. Officers learned that the victim drove her vehicle to Bunker Family Park before going for a run.

While jogging, she observed an unidentified black male holding a drill and wearing a construction type reflective vest standing by a Conex box.

As the victim was walking back to her vehicle, the suspect came up from behind and pushed her to the ground.

The suspect threatened the victim with a box cutter and then proceeded to sexually assault her. The suspect is described as an older black male adult, 6-feet 2-inches tall, thin build, bushy grey or salt and pepper beard and a gap between his front teeth.

He was last seen wearing a tan fisherman hat, charcoal grey long sleeve shirt, green cargo pants and yellow reflective construction vest.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect, is urged to contact the LVMPD at 702-449-3911.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- People in the northwest part of the valley are on edge after a reported sexual assault.

The incident happened at Wayne Bunker Family Park near Tenaya Way and Alexander Road. Officers gave only a vague suspect description of an adult male.

Even on a blustery and hot Las Vegas day, Michael Horner was at Wayne Bunker Family Park with his toddler grandson.

"I live just right over the bridge,” said Horner. “It’s a well-known park... everybody brings their dogs here. I bring my grandson and let him play and let him run around.”

Horner said he has always felt comfortable letting the energetic little boy roam and explore. But after learning of a reported sexual assault during daytime hours, he’s ready to keep a much closer eye on his little one.

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“I'm kind of shocked,” said Horner. “Now I might have to watch where I park. Watch the kid a little bit more because he's at that age where he just likes to take off."

Las Vegas police said the assault happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

By late afternoon, investigators were in the park looking for evidence and had cordoned off an area near the parking lot facing the Tenaya Way entrance.

Cassie Ricci said she walks her dog in the park alone every single day.

"Being in such a family-oriented area, that’s scary for sure,” said Ricci.

“It’s scary and I always take precautions and you know I try to be as protected as I can coming in the daylight,” she said. "But it’s not perfect it’s not foolproof.”

Scarier still that the man police are looking for is still out there and they have only a vague description to go on.