Man arrested after allegedly attacking woman outside of apartment

Photo provided by Vigo County Jail
Photo provided by Vigo County Jail

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Terre Haute man is behind bars after allegedly attacking a woman inside of her apartment.

Officials report Shawn Roberts is being charged on five counts including attempted rape, sexual battery and burglary.

According to court documents, a woman was walking upstairs to her apartment when she noticed Roberts standing in the shadows.

She then noticed two other males standing at the bottom of the stairs.

Roberts told the woman he was there looking for someone. Then, when she attempted to get into her home, Roberts grabbed her and shoved her inside.

Officials report Roberts left after the woman began to scream. Police found Roberts and the two other males a few blocks from the scene.

Roberts is due back in court on Thursday.