A Texas man was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Thursday after police said that he tried to sexually assault a Spring Grove woman in her home in July.
Rajneish H. Poyser, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, a Class 2 felony, and criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that they received a report in July from a 23-year-old Spring Grove woman who said that Poyser, who was an acquaintance of hers, was visiting the area from Texas.
“She and Poyser made plans to socialize. While together at a residence in 38100 block of North State Park Road, unincorporated Spring Grove, Poyser made unwanted sexual advances toward the victim,” Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.
During the encounter, the victim tried leaving the home but Poyser blocked her path and pulled her pants down, Covelli said. He then lifted her shirt up and “made contact” with one of her breasts with his mouth, Covelli added.
The victim was able to leave and drive to a nearby police station. An arrest warrant was obtained on January 8 and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office worked with U.S. Marshals in Texas to apprehend Poyser.
Authorities found Poyser in possession of a gun and drugs during his arrest on Thursday. He remains held in the Bexar County, Texas Jail pending charges for the gun and drugs and while he awaits extradition to Lake County.