A person of interest in the assault of an LSU fan by an Alabama fan in a Krystal is currently en route to New Orleans with his attorney.
The man and his attorney left Phenix City, Ala. at approximately 2 p.m. Central Time. The Russell County Sheriff's Office is assisting the New Orleans Police Department in finding the person suspected of sexual battery of a passed out LSU fan, reports WTVM.
The Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor confirms that the person of interest's name is Brian Downing and says Downing is his cousin.
At this time, no warrants for his arrest have been made. Records show that Downing has been cited twice for running red lights, twice for speeding and once for not wearing a seatbelt.
According to WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, the person of interest worked for Hibbett Sports in Phenix City. He was fired Wednesday, Jan. 18 after the company was made aware of the video.
A spokesperson for Hibbett Sports, Scott Myers, gave the following statement about the man's termination:
"After we looked into it and investigated the matter, we made the decision to terminate this person's employment with the company."
When asked about the incident that led to the employee's termination, Myers said "It doesn't represent anything about our company."
The spokesperson would not say the employee's position or how long he had been working for Hibbett Sports.
The New Orleans Police Department issued an alert for the suspect in the sexual battery case yesterday. The release stated they are is actively searching for a man seen in online video exposing himself and simulating a sex act atop an unconscious LSU fan the night of the BCS National Championship game.
The man is described as a white man between 5'7" and 5'11", medium build, with unshaven facial hair. He was wearing a white shirt underneath a University of Alabama jacket at the time of the assault.
The incident happened at the Krystal Burger located at 116 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA at approximately 11:45 p.m. Jan. 9.
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