NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was charged early Sunday morning with attempted rape after police responded to a call for help in South Nashville.

According to police, a witness said the victim ran up to his home around 1:45 a.m. and was being followed by John Daniel Potts, 55. The witness reportedly told police that Potts pulled the victim from his door, located near 180 Anthes Drive.

John Daniel Potts Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

A warrant said Potts told officers he was “an animal capable of heinous acts.”

Potts was taken into custody and is being held on a $205,000 bond.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly published an arrest photo of Daniel S. Potts, 42 provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department. John Daniel Potts, 55 is charged with Attempted Rape and the photo has been updated.