SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Police have released a sketch of an attacker who sent a South Jordan man to the hospital after smashing a glass across his head at Maxwell’s in downtown Salt Lake City.
The sketch shows the unknown suspect’s facial features and police added a description as well. They believe the suspect is about 25-years-old, 5’-11”, muscular build with blond close-cropped balding hair.
On Friday the victim of the attack, Jake Allred, saw the completed police sketch and reacted to it for the first time. “I think it’s as close as we could get based on memory. Of course, these things are never exact, but it’s very close.”
Allred, who still has a noticeable scar on the left side of his head, is healing from the early July attack. “I’ve got a little clicking and popping in my jar area, but doing well for the most part.” He’s hoping the sketch will help get someone to come forward with a name or information that leads to the attacker’s identity and arrest. Allred says the search has come up empty and has been frustrating. “Sometimes I feel like we’re getting closer and other times it feels like he is slipping through our fingers.”
He is also still upset that something like this could happen in a place like Maxwell’s. And that no one seems to know the attacker or people are protecting him. “It’s going to take help of other people who are intent on seeing this person arrested.”
Allred is trying to balance moving forward with his life and continuing to find the man who attacked him. And he is quick to say this isn’t just about him and his ordeal. “It’s not just for me. We need to take a stand against random acts of violence.”
An employee at Maxwell’s says that since the incident the owner has added security cameras to the popular bar and restaurant. And Allred tells ABC 4 News that Maxwell’s plans to start accepting donations to help anyone who is a victim of a random act of violence.
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