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Anonymous tip may have saved young girl from being sexually assaulted

SANTA ROSA COUNTY   -  Deputies say a teen's cry for help was answered thanks to an anonymous tip.
Santa Rosa County deputies say a man told them a young girl had text him saying Charles Ewing was trying to rape her.
   
The man also told deputies to check a car parked at the closed Tom Thumb on Highway 87.
   
Deputies say they found Ewing sitting in the back seat and a girl crying in the front seat.
   
Deputies say the victim told them Ewing had been trying to coax her into the back seat for sex.
   
Ewing is facing several charges including sexual battery on a victim older than 12.