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July 25, 2017 - Police Arrest Suspect in Two Separate Assaults, Including One That Caused Grave Injuries

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Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

Police arrest suspect in two separate assaults, including one that caused grave injuries

The Boulder Police Department has arrested a 56-year-old transient in connection with an overnight attack near 27th Way and Baseline Road. The suspect, James Craig Dobson, date of birth Oct. 16, 1960, was taken into custody earlier today.

Dobson will be charged with second-degree attempted murder, as well as first-, second- and third-degree assault. He has been booked into the Boulder County Jail.

Investigators believe Dobson was involved in two separate incidents. The first was reported at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24. Police responded to 27th Way and Baseline Road and found a 50-year-old man who had sustained what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. That victim was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries. Officers were unable to obtain any suspect information at that time.

Police were called again, to the same location, at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25. At that time, officers located a 43-year-old man who had what were characterized as grave injuries. He remains hospitalized this evening and is in critical condition.

Both victims’ injuries were consistent with beatings, although investigators are awaiting more information from medical personnel. Police say it appears the victims and the suspect knew each other. Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and are not releasing any motive at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Boulder Police non-emergency dispatch line at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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