POLICE: Greenville Man Tracked With K-9 Unit, Arrested & Charged With Rape

A man in the east is being held without bond, charged with rape.

A spokesman for Greenville Police says that 23-year-old Earnest Roach attempted to strangle a woman and sexually assault her in the area of Norcott Circle. We’re told by police that Roach ran from the scene and was tracked with a K-9 unit to a wooded area south of the Salvation Army off of Dickinson Avenue and arrested.

Officials say Roach and the victim knew each other.

Roach is charged with 2nd degree rape, assault on a female, and assault by strangulation.