Update: Suspect Doug Heinzelman pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and aggravated battery during Recorder's Court Monday morning. He was issued bonds totaling $75,000 and ordered to return to the Muscogee County Jail.
The case was bound over to Superior Court.
Original Story: Columbus police have arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with the attempted rape of a woman early Saturday morning.
According to the police report, Doug Heinzelman, a welder, who gave a Fortson, Ga. address, attempted to rape a 54-year-old Columbus woman outside of Outlaws Saloon at 6499 Veterans Parkway.
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The woman was injured and went to Midtown Medical Center for treatment. An ambulance was not needed.
The incident happened at 1:45 a.m.
The woman told officers she didn't know Heinzelman.
According to the arrest report, Heinzelman, who was also charged with aggravated battery, suffered minor injuries from an altercation with a man on the scene and was taken to Midtown Medical Center for treatment.
The man also suffered injuries including having a finger badly bitten by Heinzelman. He went to Midtown Medical Center for treatment.
Heinzelman is expected to appear in Columbus Recorder's Court Monday at 8 a.m.