The Thomson Police Department arrested Trevor Kervell Finch, 29, of the 500 block of Old Washington Road, on charges of child molestation, kidnapping, simple battery and cruelty to children.
The Sept. 26 arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on Sept. 24, when a Thomson officer was dispatched to Ellington Avenue in reference to an assault. The complainant, Kathy Ivey, said an 11-year-old had run into her home, crying. The juvenile said an unknown black male dragged her into the woods and tried to rape her, according to an incident report.
The girl said the man hit her in the face and covered her mouth, then threw her to the ground. A struggle ensued, during which she escaped, according to the report.
A neighbor identified the man running from the area as Finch.
Two days later, TPD officers learned of Finch's whereabouts and apprehended him.