Woman escapes man she says dragged her out of her Des Moines home

DES MOINES, Iowa - Police say a man's in jail accused of knocking on a woman's apartment door, then dragging her to another apartment in the building, pulling a BB gun, and assaulting her.  

Des Moines Police say 30-year-old James Edwards met the woman for the first time shortly before the assault, while they were both at a mutual friend's home in the same apartment building where she lives, in the 38-hundred block of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.  

Police say as Edwards was trying to assault her in the bathroom of the apartment, the woman was able to convince him to let her go, promising she would return. She says as soon as she got away she called 911.  

Edwards is charged with first degree kidnapping and sexual abuse.

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