Vernon man arrested after attempted sexual assault
Police say around 8:50 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to an apartment complex on Talcottville Road in Vernon on a report of a woman yelling for help.
The woman had been attacked by Yard-Douglas and that he attempted to sexually assault her.
The victim was able to provide a description of her attacker and stated that Yard-Douglass had followed her off a CT Transit bus. The victim stated that when she was in a dark area near her apartment, he attacked her from behind.
Yard-Douglas allegedly told the woman that he had a gun and that he didn’t want to hurt her.
The victim continued to struggle and scream. A resident from the apartment complex opened his window and shouted toward the struggle. Yard-Douglas fled the scene, but officers were able to find him on an adjacent street. He did not have a gun on him when he was found.
Yard-Douglas was charged with kidnapping with a firearm, attempted sexual assault, sexual assault, threatening, and stalking. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and will be in court Friday.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Vernon Police Department at 860-872-9126.