Deputies searching for sexual assault suspect

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported sexual assault in Fort Walton Beach.

According to deputies, they responded to a home on Denton Boulevard at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

They say a victim told deputies that she was in a bedroom of her home when a man grabbed her by the neck and attacked her.

The victim describes the man as being black, very thin with a goatee. She says he was wearing a black hoodie, smelled like onions, and at one point began striking her head against the floor.

She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or leave an anonymous tip at 863-TIPS.