Hattiesburg man in jail after alleged attempted rape

A Hattiesburg man is in jail charged with attempted rape after allegedly walking inside a Hub City business and attempting to rape a woman inside.

It happened just after noon Thursday inside a business along the 2100 block of Hardy Street when police said Ricky McCoy, 40, went inside the business where he attempted to remove pieces of the victim's clothing while making sexual comments.

Police said the victim was able to fight McCoy off, who then left the business on a bicycle heading West down Hardy Street. Mccoy was found a few minutes later behind another business and was arrested then taken to Forrest County Jail.