Anchorage Police have arrested and charged 25-year-old Tony Earl Bullock Jr. for 2 sexual assaults and 1 attempted sexual assault and assault with a weapon. Police allege he is a serial rapist who abducted women at gunpoint.
“It appears generally what he targeted was thin-build, brunette females in the 18- to 35-year-old group,” Vandervalk said. “Two were Native; one was a white female, but they all have similar features.”
Vandervalk says Bullock has been in the Army for about two and half years and is stationed at Fort Richardson.
The first alleged sexual assault occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. on July 16. The very next day police say Bullock abducted another young woman around 6:30 p.m. on Bragaw Street.
The victims in these two events completed composite drawings that were extremely similar. They were released to the public and multiple tips were received. July 20 was a turning point in the case, Vandervalk says. That’s when a patrol officer noticed a person matching the description in the cases following a lone female on foot, at around 3:00 a.m. in the Mountain View neighborhood. The officer identified him as Bullock.
“That one was probably a sexual assault that was narrowly averted by a sharp patrol officer who noticed him following a female in a suspicious manner in the middle of the night and took action and interrupted the event before it occurred,” Vandervalk said.
That’s when Bullock became a person of interest in the case. Then on Aug. 11 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a Native female called 911 and reported that a black male had just attempted to rape her.