A University of Alabama student was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly assaulted a female jogger by pulling down her pants, and later breaking into a nearby home and stealing women’s underwear, police said.
John Everett Threadgill, 19, was arrested after Tuscaloosa police say he admitted to attempted sexual assault and burglary of items, including alcoholic beverages and women’s underwear, WBRC reported.
Police were called to the home of a woman on Monday after she said a man approached her from behind while she was jogging and pulled her pants down, attempting to sexually assault her. She said she struggled with her assailant who eventually took off.
The next day around 12:30 a.m., police received another call of a man, matching a similar description to the jogger’s attacker, who was chased out of a woman’s home after breaking in and stealing underwear.
Two hours later, using a description of the attacker and his car, University of Alabama police tracked down Threadgill, who was taken into custody and later admitted to the attempted sexual assault and burglary during an interview with authorities, WBRC reported.
A search of his car resulted in the missing underwear and alcohol, according to the report.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree sexual abuse. His bond was set at $45,000.
The university’s associate vice president for communications, Monica Watts, said that Threadgill has been banned from the school’s campus.
Police say he also is being investigated in other cases where women were attacked.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.