Photo of Thomas Coburn. (TBI Sexual Offender Registry)
A Kingsport man was charged with attacking and raping a woman who was walking down a Johnson City street early this morning.
According to a Johnson City police news release, Thomas Coburn, 46, 1924 Bloomingdale Road, No. 2, was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond for a charge of rape.
Officers were called to the intersection of West Market Street and University Parkway around 4 a.m., where they found the victim. She said she was walking home and stopped to make a call when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted. She told police she got away from her attacker and ran into the street where a passing motorist gave her help.
Police saw a man running away and caught him. The victim identified him as her attacker, according to the news release.
Coburn was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Monday morning.
Coburn is listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sexual Offender Registry.
Click here to see his profile on the registry.