Update: On Monday, the Davis Police Department reported they arrested Mario Rodas in Davis. He was taken into custody without incident after hiding out since Friday and transported to the Yolo County Jail.
DAVIS – The Davis Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a sexual assault suspect.
Authorities say, 40-year-old Mario Roberto Rodas sexually assaulted a 10-year-old child Friday morning while the child was home alone.
Davis police were called to the 3000 block of Cowell Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. They say “the suspect is well known to the victim” and Rodas may have used a knife to threaten the child.
The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.
According to the Davis Police Department, Rodas is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighs approximately 185 pounds.
“Rodas is a Mexican national and is believed to be a flight risk,” the police department said.
Anyone with information on Rodas’ whereabouts is asked to call the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.