Man arrested in Myrtle Creek rape case

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A Tri City man was arrested Friday in connection to an attempted rape that occurred a week ago, Myrtle Creek Police said.

Last Friday (October 19th), police responded to an attempted rape in the 500 Block of Western Street in Myrtle Creek. The victim said that she did not know the man who sexually assaulted and tried to rape her.

A week later, police interviewed Elton Warner, 48, of Tri City, about his connection to the crime. After the interview, he was arrested for attempted rape, unlawful sexual penetration and sex abuse.

Warner is being held at the Douglas County Correctional Facility.