Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter police are searching for a suspect they say sexually assaulted a woman as she slept.

Lashonda Monique Dennis, 35, is wanted for the incident that took place May 2nd.

According to officers, the woman left a party in her car, and pulled over to the side of the road because she had too much to drink. After falling asleep, she woke and saw small cuts and bruises on her arms.

A friend later told her that while she was asleep, Dennis has sex with her.

Investigators believe the suspect may be hiding in Kershaw County. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.