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UPDATE:  The Blacksburg Police Department has identified, and arrested the suspect in an assault that occurred earlier this morning.  The suspect has been identified as 25 year old, Jacob Alexander Hancock-Tapia of Blacksburg. Hancock-Tapia was arrested on one count of VA Code § 18.2-67.3 Aggravated Sexual Battery (Felony). Hancock–Tapia is being held in Montgomery County Jail without bond. The Blacksburg Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to the Public and the Media for their assistance in identifying the suspect.

Previous news release: Blacksburg Police Department is attempting to identify a subject that may have relevant information in an assault. The event occurred around 1245 a.m.on the morning of June 26, 2018 near the Kroger on University City Blvd. The subject was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white markings on the back and black gym shorts and flip-flops. Anyone that may recognize the subject or may know his whereabouts, please contact Blacksburg Police at (540)443-1400, or call the tip line at 540-961-1819. Tips can also be emailed to