Richmond man charged with attempted rape

Richmond Police were called to a disturbance Monday night that ended with a Richmond man being charged with attempted forcible rape.
James Earl Thornton is also being charged with two class C felonies for domestic assault and felonious restraint.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were called to a residence where the victim and Thornton had lived. The statement says that the victim told officer Kris Cornell that she had been gone from the residence for several days after ending a relationship with Thornton before returning to the residence on Monday night.
The report says that Thornton took away a cell phone from the victim as she tried to call for help. Additionally the report says the victim tried to escape several times, including once through a bedroom window.
The report also says that Thornton taunted the victim and threatened to kill her and drown her dog.
The statement says Thornton was only dressed from the waist down when Cornell arrived. Based on the testimony of how the alleged crime occurred and conditions of the scene, officers made an arrest.
Thornton is currently in the Ray County Jail on a $25,000 bond. No court date has been set yet.

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