NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man who was arrested Tuesday night has been charged with assaulting a woman who was out jogging.
Edward Raetzloff, 25, was charged with sexual battery.
An officer stopped his SUV on Belmont Boulevard at Woodmont Boulevard for a broken tail light. The officer recognized his vehicle matched the description of an SUV that had been involved in the assault of a woman on Saturday as she ran the trails at Ellington Agricultural Center.
The victim told police a man walking behind her would not pass her. He then allegedly grabbed her buttocks and tried to push her down. She punched him and was able to get away.
A witness told police he saw the man in the parking lot staring at the victim before the attack. A short time later, the witness said he ran back to his car and sped away.
The witness also saw the SUV drive away, and gave the description to police.
After his arrest, Raetzloff allegedly confessed to the assault. The victim and the witness both identified him from a lineup.
He was held in the Metro jail on $25,000 bond.
Police suspect he also followed and watched other female joggers in the Belmont University area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540.