Ferriday man arrested in attempted rape

Published 12:01 am Thursday, February 21, 2008

ERRIDAY — A Ferriday man has been arrested after attempting to commit a rape last Wednesday.

Charles D. Washington, 23, 612 Sixth St., was charged with attempted forcible rape Feb. 13.

Washington allegedly tried to push a woman into her car at the corner of Virginia Avenue and E.E. Wallace Boulevard, but the victim was able to grab a pot on the seat of the car and beat him away, Ferriday Police Investigator Johnny Evans said.

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Washington also allegedly left the scene of that attempted crime and took a pair of shoes and a cup of coins from a nearby car, Evans said.

When police apprehended him, Washington allegedly still had the shoes in his possession.

Washington is being detained on a $85,000.