Witnesses Stop Sexual Assault, Suspect Arrested
Suspect reportedly followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to Arlington County Police.
Ryan Dean, 27, of no fixed address, is charged with sexual battery.
At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a 31-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault in bushes along the 1500 block of N. Veitch Street. According to police, several witnesses intervened.
Officers apprehended Dean as he attempted to flee the scene. They later learned that Dean had followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to a police release.