SOUTH PASADENA (CBS) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of trying to rape a woman walking alone on a trail through Arroyo Park in South Pasadena.
Jason Daniel Barrios of Los Angeles was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Pasadena jail, according to South Pasadena Police Department spokesman Joseph Payne.READ MORE: Crews Make Progress On Emigrant Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area
A witness heard the woman screaming for help about 12:40 p.m. Monday and went to assist her. When the witness arrived, the suspect took off, Payne said.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
The witness chased the suspect on foot before losing sight of him in the heavy brush along the Arroyo Seco near Stoney Drive and Lohman Lane, he said.
The witness reported the attack to South Pasadena police, who launched an extensive search and eventually found the suspect in the arroyo. The witness identified him, as did the victim, Payne said, adding that the woman was uninjured but her clothing was torn.MORE NEWS: FBI Offers $20K Reward For Couple Who Went On The Run After Being Convicted In COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
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