Teen Arrested by Tuscaloosa Police for Burglary and Sexual Abuse

Police in Tuscaloosa arrested a man accused of attempted sexual assault and burglary of items including alcoholic beverages and women’s underwear. Authorities in Tuscaloosa are still investigating.

Tuscaloosa police say they were called to the 1300 block of 13th Street the morning of Monday, April 30 after a report of an attempted sexual assault.

The victim at the residence reported a man came towards her from behind while she was exercising and grabbed her and pulled her pants down. She said she battled with the man and he ran away from the scene.

Early Tuesday morning around 12:30 a.m., police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a man fitting the description of the person accused in the first incident had entered a home and stolen a few items.

The man was chased by the victim of the burglary and was able to get a description of his vehicle.

Around 2:30 a.m., University of Alabama police halted a vehicle being driven by 19-year-old John Everett Threadgill. He was on the same cloth described in the burglary above.

Threadgill was arrested and interviewed. Police say he admitted to the burglaries and the attempted sexual assault.

Investigators then got a warrant for the vehicle and recovered property taken amid the burglary including alcoholic beverages and women’s underwear.

Threadgill was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he was charged with second-degree burglary charge and one first-degree sexual abuse charge. The bonds for both charges total $45,000.

Further charges are pending, according to authorities. Threadgill is being investigated by police in various other cases where they say women were attacked.



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