Monroe County deputies said a sex offender tried to attack a 17-year-old girl outside her home.

The victim told deputies that when she went outside her house to get her dog on Friday, David W. Carter ran from the woods nearby and tried to rip off her clothes. The teenager managed get away from Carter, ran inside, and called 911.

A K9 unit recovered evidence and tracked Carter down at his home on 186 Lee Road. Authorities said Carter is currently registered as a sex offender at 132 Bowater Road but isn't registered at the Lee Road residence.

Officials charged Carter with attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery, and failure to register as a sex offender. Carter was convicted of solicitation of a minor in 2003.