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Convicted Murderer Arrested In Scissor Attack

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Roy Seagraves (credit: Boulder Police)

Roy Seagraves (credit: Boulder Police)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- A convicted murderer is back behind bars after he was arrested, accused of attacking a young man with scissors.

Police in Longmont arrested Roy Gene Seagraves early Thursday morning after police received a tip that he was at a trailer park.

“Called into the trailer by yelling out, ‘We know you are in there’ and asked him to surrender with his hands up. He came outside the trailer, he said, ‘I’m not going to run… you got me.'” said Longmont Police Detective Jeff Satur.

Seagraves, 61, was taken into custody just over a week after police released a sketch of the suspect in the June 15 attack.

A couple was walking near 13th and Spruce in downtown Boulder, just a block from the Pearl Street Mall, when someone put a pair of scissors to the man’s throat without any provocation.

The victim was able to wrestle the weapon away and provide a description for police of what his attacker looked like.

“You think Boulder is safe, most people want to think where ever they live is fairly insulated and safe,” said one Boulder resident.

Someone identified him as Roy Seagraves, the same man convicted in 2001 of stabbing Gary Stoner to death in 1982. Stoner was stabbed 63 times in the neck and head in an apartment in Boulder.

Seagraves reached a plea deal for that crime and was sent away for 12 years. Under prison rules he was released with credit after serving half his sentence.

Seagraves remains in custody for investigation of attempted murder for the June 15 attack.

He also has other criminal history that includes violation of a protection order, drug possession, trespassing and assault.

Seagraves was also arrested for allegedly stabbing someone in 2007 but ultimately pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge.

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