A 22-year-old Columbia man was charged Wednesday with attempting to sexually assault awoman behind a house on Tree Street off Millwood Avenue, Columbia Police said in a statement.
The victim told investigators she was attacked by the suspect, Alexander Antwan Jones, while walking along Tree Street Wednesday afternoon, police said. A man in the house, hearing the victim's cries for help, went to investigate and witnessed the attack, the statement says. The suspect fled the scene and was arrested near Forest Drive.
The victim was examined at a local hospital, police said.
Jones was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Wednesday night.