ALOHA, Ore. -- A female jogger fought off an attacker more than twice her size, and DNA left on her gloves enabled police to make an arrest six months after the violent attack.
An Aloha man was charged in the violent kidnapping assault after his DNA was found on the victim's gloves, and police believe there may be additional victims.
The attacker is also suspected of leaving violent, sexually explicit notes on the windshields of several women's vehicles throughout Washington County.
The victim was attacked as she was jogging near Southwest Farmington Road and 209th Avenue on December 27, said Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
She told KGW the suspect grabbed her from behind.
”He attacked me so hard, and very fast, and I blacked out at that point. I didn’t know what was happening," she said. "He was on top of me and I was on my face and I felt him moving my body toward the ditch.”
She said she fortunately came to her senses and realized she would have to fight back.
"Either he’s going to kill me or rape me and I’m not going to have any of it today,” she told KGW she remembered thinking. "So I decided to fight him and I thought, 'Somehow I have to be on my back.'”
She said she clawed at his face and was able to break free. Her gloves went into the man's mouth during the struggle.
" (I) clawed him with two of my fingers and I knew at the time I might have a DNA. I was thinking ahead," she said.
The victim, who is 4-foot-9 and weighs 95 lbs., managed to fight off her attacker.
During an unrelated investigation, Beaverton police learned Davis was responsible for the lewd notes left on women's vehicles in Beaverton, Wilsonville and Sherwood shopping centers, Ray said.
Davis was jailed for kidnapping, attempted sex abuse and assault. Police believe he victimized more women.
"To all of those women, please don’t give up," the woman told KGW. "If something happens to you that is similar to this, please come forward.”
Anyone who may have been a victim or has information in either case was asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.