The North Texas Crime Commission is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the Feb. 17 attack on Sondra Scarber in Mesquite, according to Crime Stoppers spokesman Mike Pappas.
Resource Center Dallas Communications and Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell said he contacted the North Texas Crime Commission to make them aware of the severity of the attack.
Scarber was attacked in playground by a father after she asked his 10-year-old son to stop bullying her 4-year-old. The suspect yelled anti-gay epithets as he threw Scarber to the ground before kicking her in the head and stomping her face. She suffered a badly dislocated jaw. Scarber’s partner, Hillary Causey, was untouched when the man fled with his four children and a woman.
The suspect is described as a black male, standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds. He was wearing a royal blue T-shirt and jeans. He drove away in a silver, early 2000s Chevy Impala with paper temporary tags.
Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 877-373-8477 or Mesquite police at 972-216-6759.
Mesquite police spokesman Mike Hedgpeth said sometimes the reward motivates a reluctant witness to talk.
“Some people are motivated by money,” he said.
Scarber cheered when she heard the news that a reward was being offered.
“I hope he gets caught,” she said.
She said she’s begun eating some solid food and is feeling stronger today than yesterday.