A Kansas man jumped from a two-story window Friday afternoon to try to escape arrest on a charge of sexual assault, police said.
Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Broom said police officers arrested the man from Salina after he injured his leg when he landed outside the Brazil Street apartment where the assault allegedly occurred. He was charged with felony sexual assault and taken to the Pascagoula jail pending a bonding.
The Sun Herald does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless they have been charged with more than one felony crime.
Police said they learned of the attack after the victim, 22, managed to escape her apartment.
The woman told police she first encountered the suspect when he showed up at her apartment asking to speak to her boyfriend.
When the victim told him that the boyfriend wasn't home, he left but returned a short time later asking to use the victim's phone to call her boyfriend.
During the second visit, Broom said, the victim allowed the suspect inside the apartment, where he used the phone before turning around and asking the woman to have sex with him.
When the woman refused, the suspect allegedly assaulted her. The woman said she then decided to act as if she'd changed her mind and was willing to have sex long enough to grab some scissors and jab the suspect in the genitals.
The victim ran from the apartment after injuring her accused attacker. He was arrested shortly after his failed escape attempt from the woman's second floor bedroom window.
The suspect was taken to Singing River Hospital to be treated for his injuries before he was transported to the Pascagoula Municipal jail.
The case remained under investigation Friday. No serious injuries were reported.