A Dover-area man has been arrested by Delaware State Police on charges including attempted rape.

Delaware State Police troopers have arrested a local man following their investigation into an accusation of attempted rape.

Charles E. Ellis Jr., 40, of the 2000 block of Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, was taken into custody March 22, according to documents released by the Justice of the Peace Court No. 7, Dover.

Among other criminal counts, Ellis was charged with attempted rape and reckless endangering. He was jailed in default of a $10,500 secured bond.