General Crime

Francisco Javier Hernandez Murrieta Arrested for Sexual Assault on Iron Horse Trail in Walnut Creek

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

Scroll to the bottom to view and make comments

A Walnut Creek man has been charged with two felonies in connection with an assault and attempted rape at a park Saturday night, authorities said today. Francisco “Javier” Hernandez-Murrieta, 31, has been charged with assault to commit rape and false imprisonment by violence, police said.  He is accused of attacking a woman just before 1 a.m. Saturday as she walked through a secluded Walnut Creek park next to the Iron Horse Trail.

The suspect grabbed the woman from behind, put his hand over her mouth and took her to the ground, according to police. The 31-year-old then forced the victim onto her back and restrained the woman as he straddled and groped her, police said. Police said the woman fought back, biting Hernandez-Murrieta’s hand and punching him in the face several times.

The suspect fled the scene, but was stopped by a Walnut Creek police officer responding to the victim’s 911 call. The officer arrested the 31-year-old and took him to county jail in Martinez. Anyone with information about this attack or other incidents potentially involving the same suspect is asked to call Walnut Creek police Detective Greg Leonard at (925) 256-3518.

Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons