Man arrested on attempted rape charge

CLARK CO. –  On Thursday, an Elizabethtown, Kentucky man was arrested for attempted rape after Indiana State Police stopped to investigate a truck stopped in the roadway.  

Just before 7 p.m., a trooper from the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg responded to the 21.9 mile-marker on I-65 northbound after a 911 caller reported a truck stopped partially in the roadway just south of the northbound rest park. The caller said they had almost collided with the pickup truck, which was hard to see because it had no headlights or taillights activated.  

The trooper approached the truck, which at first glance appeared to be abandoned. However, inside the truck, the trooper observed a male lying on top of an unconscious female. The female was unclothed from the waist down, and it appeared the man was attempting to sexually assault her.  

The trooper knocked on the window, and the man, identified as 38-year-old Michael L. Glover, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, attempted to re-secure his pants as he stepped from the vehicle.

The trooper observed open alcoholic containers in the pickup and believed Glover to be intoxicated. Medical personnel were called to the scene for the female who remained unconscious.  

As a result of the investigation, the trooper learned Glover could not identify the woman correctly. He also learned that Glover and the victim were new acquaintances, and Glover had possibly given the victim a drink after asking her to ride to a local grocery store in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The investigation also revealed the victim was unable to recall how or why she was found in Indiana.  

Michael Glover was arrested on charges of attempted rape, public intoxication, public intoxication endangering life, disorderly conduct, and public nudity.

Michael Glover was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.  

ISP Sgt. Mike Marshall was assisted by Troopers Justin Smith and Cameron Collins. The Monroe Township Fire Department, The Clark County Sheriff’s Department, and New Chapel EMS.