Members of the North Carolina Army National Guard helped catch a suspect accused of trying to sexually assault a girl on a Kings Mountain street, police said.
The guard members happened to be in a nearby motor pool when the girl fought off her attacker and screamed for help, police said.
The girl was walking on West Gold Street about 2 p.m. Sunday when the attacker came up from behind and tried to assault her, police said.
The guard members and others detained the suspect on West Gold Street until police arrived.
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Police arrested and charged Kyle Matthew Moore, 19, of Kings Mountain, with second-degree sexual offense and sexual battery. Moore was in the Cleveland County Detention Center on $100,000 bail Tuesday.