BOULDER, Colo. - A convicted sex offender is back in custody on suspicion of a new assault and attempted carjacking.
Sean Christopher Jackson, 28, was arrested by Boulder officers on Thursday. Police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said he had called 911 because of a serious cut on his hand and was found just a few blocks from the location of the alleged assault.
The assault occurred around 6 p.m., when a 44-year-old who lives in the 1500 block of Lee Hill Road exited a car and was approached from behind by a man who demanded her car keys.
"He grabbed her coat with one hand and began spraying her with pepper spray with the other hand. The victim struggled with the suspect and was able to run to her home where a roommate called police," Kobel wrote.
Jackson allegedly ran from the area, before calling dispatchers at 6:09 p.m. to report his injury.
Kobel said Jackson was found in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express at 4777 N. Broadway, and a blood trail was visible leading back to the scene of the assault. Officers tried to help Jackson, but Kobel said he became threatening and aggressive.
Jackson was taken into custody and transported to a hospital by ambulance for stitches. Afterward, he was questioned and then taken to the county jail.
Jackson faces charges of first degree assault, attempted aggravated motor vehicle theft, robbery, criminal attempt at aggravated robbery and criminal attempt at aggravated motor vehicle theft.
Kobel wrote that Jackson recently moved to Boulder, where he registered as a sex offender. A notification of his sexually violent predator status was made public by the police department earlier this week, as is required by law.