A 20-year-old woman told police she was in a parking lot around 3:30 a.m. when a man tried to assault her. She ran away and called police.
Investigators said they believe the man may have met the victim at a local nightclub earlier in the evening.
The suspect was described as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds and clean cut with a "high and tight" hair style. He was driving a black Dodge Charger with 22-inch rims, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.