Laurinburg police arrested Ranzino Antwan Kells, 26, of Raeford Wednesday for a crime they say he committed July 31.
A woman reported a stranger knocked on her door at an apartment complex on Carver Street and asked her to use the restroom.
The woman let the man inside. Police say he attacked her with a knife.
The woman fought back and the man left the home.
The woman was taken to the hospital for back pain and was released the same day.
Kells is being held in the Scotland County Detention Center on a charge of first degree Rape.