Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect in Sexual Assault of Jogger
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Maleek Jamal Tristan, 19, who confessed to sexually assaulting a jogger in Fresno, Texas.
Sheriff Eric Fagan and Captain Dalia Simons with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division announced during a press conference yesterday that Tristan was arrested for an alleged sexual assault which occurred on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Fresno.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4000 block of W. Teal Run Estates at 2:46 p.m. and made contact with a woman in her 40s who was jogging on the track surrounding the retention pond behind the Estates of Teal Run Recreation Center. She reported she had been dragged to the ground and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.
Tristan was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on May 31, 2022. He turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on May 28, 2022 on open warrants for evading bond forfeiture and criminal trespass. He remains in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
“This case is a prime example of why we will never stop working on behalf of victims,” said Sheriff Fagan. “I am grateful for diligence of dedicated detectives who ultimately identified the suspect.”