Santa Rosa Man Arrested For Lewd Attempt On A Minor

A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man has been arrested for a lewd attempt on a minor in Petaluma. Teryl “Tyson” Lange is suspected of texting a 14-year-old child seeking to meet her saying he would bring marijuana and alcohol. The girl’s mother had discovered the exchanges back in March and would turn the phone over to Petaluma Police who pretended to be the teen. That eventually lead to Lange’s arrest on Monday when he asked to meet the minor at the Casa Grande High School baseball fields where Petaluma Police intervened. It was also discovered after an interview with the minor that they had previously met and Lange had sexually battered her in his vehicle.