Police: Bystander chases off man who was sexually assaulting York city woman


A Manchester Township man is behind bars after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and then was chased into police custody by a man walking by who heard screams.

Michael Tyrik Moye, 26, of 2515 N. George St., has been charged with indecent assault by forcible compulsion and harassment, according to charging documents.

York City Police say that shortly before 9:15 p.m. Friday he asked a woman he knew through a mutual friend if he could use her bathroom. After she said he could, he went upstairs into her York city apartment and began looking through her things, according to charging documents.

When she asked him what he was doing, he told her he was looking for a condom, police say. She told him she was not going to have sex with him; at that point, he pushed her down on her bed, pulled off her clothes and told her he was going to have sex with her, police say she told them.

Her screaming was audible from the street, where a man named Brett Jackson heard it and ran up to her apartment, according to documents. Police say he saw the assault occurring, and tried to push his way into the room.

Moye took off, running out the front door; Jackson took the fire escape and ran after Moye, according to documents. He chased him to the Waterway Bar & Grill on West Philadelphia Street, where bouncers stopped Moye and help him until police arrived, the documents state.

Moye, remains in York County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to prison records.

— Reach Sean Philip Cotter at scotter@yorkdispatch.com.