A Tenmile man accused of assaulting, choking and attempting to rape a woman pleaded not guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Jamie Dale Greer, 57, was arrested last month after a woman reported that he tried to drug her, rape her and then put his hands around her throat, according to court documents.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home in the 100 block of Horseshoe Lane around 9 p.m. after they received a report of an attempted assault.

The victim told deputies Greer forced her onto the ground and tried to stick his tongue down her throat, according to court documents.

She said she was able to get him to let go before she ran out of the house toward her car. Greer chased after her and put one of his hands around her throat, according to court documents.

The woman told deputies that she started to scream and he covered her mouth.

One of the neighbors heard her screams and came outside. Greer fled back into the house while the neighbor helped the victim, according to court documents.

When deputies were on their way to the home, Greer called 911 multiple times and said that the victim had attacked him. Later, he told dispatch that if the deputies didn’t leave, he was going to shoot them, according to court documents.

Later that night, deputies got a call that Greer was in his car revving the engine. He came down Horseshoe Lane peeling out the entire time, according to court documents.

A deputy held Greer at gunpoint until another deputy arrived on scene. They arrested Greer, who three hours later provided a breath sample of .21 percent blood alcohol content, nearly three times Oregon’s legal limit.

Greer was arrested for first-degree attempted rape, strangulation, harassment and driving under the influence of alcohol.

His trial is set for Dec. 12.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter

@daisysaphara.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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