Woman's Facebook post about alleged assault goes viral

Grand Rapids beating victim

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A Grand Rapids woman who posted her assault story on Facebook says she never expected it to go viral.

So far, it has received more than 11,000 shares.

"I felt really violated that he did this," Skye Schader said. "I needed him to be found and held accountable."

On June 9, she says she was attacked by someone she thought was her friend.

"We road-tripped to the east side of the state," Schader said. "We were in a car for 5 hours."

She says they had fun and came back to Grand Rapids that night. After returning from a few bars, she says his demeanor changed. He was calling her awful names.

"Just sitting there screaming at me," Schader said.

Schader says she became scared and asked him to leave.

"I was standing in front of him, pointing at the door, 'You need to leave, you cannot speak to me this way,'" she said. "That's when he grabbed me and threw me down on the floor and started choking me."

Schader says she ran out of the house and hid behind a bush as she was trying to call 911.

"I think he saw my foot and walked up and smacked the phone out of my hand," Schader said.

Schader says she tried to get it back and that's when she was punched in the face.

"I could hear a pop in my face and it was like a waterfall. I was bleeding," Schader said. "He gasped and I think he realized the magnitude of what he had just done and took off."

Schader went to the hospital where she was treated for a broken nose. While she was there, she told Grand Rapids Police that the man who attacked her was 32-year old Aaron Sible. In the report, the officer wrote Sible is wanted on a felony warrant in Mecosta County for strangulation and domestic violence.

According to Michigan State Police records, he also has past charges for burglary, stolen property, destruction of property and misdemeanor assault. He spent time in prison for absconding and home invasion.

WZZM 13 also found multiple charges, including assault and burglary in Kentucky.

"I'm shocked and I'm scared," Schader said. Her Facebook post continues to be shared. She says woman are coming forward with their own stories. "It's not about me anymore. We all need justice and we want our lives back."

Sible he has not been charged in Kent County, but Grand Rapids Police say they are actively investigating the most recent allegations.

If you have any information about Aaron Sible, you’re asked to call the Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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