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Man Arrested for Attempting to Rape Woman at Priest Lake

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman escapes a sexual assault on Percy Priest Lake after a man repeatedly dunks her head under water.

The victim tells Metro police that she and the suspect, 40-year-old Matthew Weise, took a walk to the lake on Sunday. He asked her to have intercourse and she said no, according to the police affidavit.

The suspect allegedly responded by dragging the woman to the lake and submersing her head under the water. The victim said each of the three times she tried to get away the suspect dragged her back to the lake.
In an attempt to escape, the victim said she would have sex with Weise. Once he pulled his pants down, she ran ashore.

When a witness observed the incident, Weiss ran, according to the report.
Police found the victim with bruises, scrapes and torn clothing.

Weiss was found by police walking near the Anderson Recreational area. He is now in Davidson County Jail on $50,000 for attempted rape.


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