A sergeant with the Clallam County sheriff's office recognized the man in a photo Seattle police released Wednesday.
Authorities are no longer looking for the man who they believe attacked a woman last month after she spotted him with his pants down on First Hill.
The man had been booked on unrelated charges in the Clallam County jail, Seattle police said.
Seattle police released information on the First Hill incident, along with security-camera footage, on Wednesday in an effort to find him. Police believe he assaulted a 64-year-old woman when she was walking her dogs around 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 after she saw him “actively performing a lewd act,” police said.
A sergeant with the Clallam County sheriff’s office recognized the man in the photo, police said, and then contacted Seattle police Thursday. The sergeant said the sheriff’s office had booked the man into jail on unrelated charges earlier in the week, police said.
As of Thursday afternoon, Seattle police were working with the Clallam County jail to move the suspect to the King County jail, where he would face possible charges, police said.