Police say Tuesday afternoon an adult female reported inappropriate text messages to the Red Bluff Police Department.
An officer interviewed the victim and during the investigation learned that Red Bluff resident Joseph David Lewis sent the victim messages on Facebook threatening to sexually assault her.
It was also learned during the investigation that the suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim before the threatening messages.
Joseph David Lewis was arrested for stalking, attempted rape, and violation of probation.
He was booked into the Tehama County Jail.