CONROE, Texas -

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has released the sketch of a man accused of attacking a female jogger in broad daylight.

The victim told investigators she was jogging along Robin Lane near Mockingbird Hill in Conroe on the morning of Saturday, February 1, when a man grabbed her ponytail from behind and hit her in the face.

The woman said the attacker then forced her to the ground. Deputies said the woman was able to break free.

The victim, who wants to remain anonymous, told Local 2 she is recovering. She is sore, bruised and still a little swollen where the suspect hit her in the face.

She said she also has a black eye but knows it could have been worse.

The woman said she fought back, got away and called for help. Her message to other runners is simple.

"Just be careful. It's not safe anywhere these days," she said. "Always watch while you're out and about. He's not going to stop me from jogging. I'll just be prepared in case there is a next time."

The attacker is described as a man with dark skin, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. The woman told investigators the man appeared to have a tattoo or a dark-colored marking on the left side of his neck.

The attacker also reportedly had an earring in his right ear and was wearing a blue shirt with the words "New York" on it.

Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is asked to call Det. F. Rizk with the  Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 281-577-8929 or the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).