Atlanta police say Manns on Friday followed a woman into an elevator and onto her floor before the alleged attack.
“As the victim was opening her door, the suspect forced her inside and began struggling with the victim to pull her clothing off of her,” Atlanta police Officer Lisa Bender said.
The woman started to scream, and that’s when her roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend heard her and ran to her aid, Bender said.
At that point, Manns ran out of the apartment, police said.
Georgia Tech police, which also responded to the scene, identified Manns from the stalking case. A student also told campus police a man matching Manns’ description was in the University House Apartments parking deck.
Georgia Tech police later detained Manns before turning him over to Atlanta police.
Manns faces charges of criminal attempt to commit rape and burglary. He was booked into the Fulton County jail.
The victim was not injured, police said.
Manns has been arrested two other times this year. Atlanta police arrested him in May on a sexual misdemeanor charge. The following month, Georgia State police arrested and charged Manns with criminal trespass and obstruction of law enforcement.
The outcome of both cases is not clear.
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The incident happened at Banneker High School.