UPDATE: Homeless Man Arrested in Assault

Police arrested a homeless man Thursday after an alleged Wednesday night assault in downtown Salina.

Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a 16-year-old girl was walking in the 100 block of E. Walnut near the Stiefel Theatre around 9:30pm Wednesday. She told police that she felt like she was being followed.

When she turned around a man in a pink dress with a mohawk haircut struck her cheek, and tried to pull her into the alley.

Police say the girl kicked the man in the groin, and was able to run away.

Captain Forrester identified the suspect they were looking for as 46-year-old Thomas Dunn, a homeless man who is frequently seen around Salina.

Police say that Dunn was arrested early Thursday afternoon, and charged with battery.


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Police have identified Thomas Dunn as the suspect.