Man jailed after allegedly attempting to rape woman at Memphis apartment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to rape a woman in the stairwell of an apartment in Memphis.

The incident happened Sept. 11.

The victim told police an unknown man walked up to her while she was sitting in the stairwell next to her apartment, according to an affidavit.

She said the man exposed himself and began talking in a sexual manner.

She said she got up and walked away, then went back outside and sat on the stairwell about 30 minutes later, records show.

The same man approached and exposed himself again, then began following her.

According to the affidavit, he backed her into a corner of the stairwell, grabbed her by the waist made a verbal sexual threat.

The victim was able to get away and call police.

Police identified the man Sept. 17 as Tyree Gregory, 25.

He’s charged with Attempted Rape, records show.