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Copter4 flew over Sand Creek where police in Aurora tracked down an assault suspect Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over Sand Creek where police in Aurora tracked down an assault suspect Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Aurora tracked down an assault suspect after chasing him through several neighborhoods early Thursday morning.

Officers were called to the Pace Setter Motel located at 14291 E. Colfax just before 5 a.m. on reports of a stabbing and assault.

When officers arrived they found a 20-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted at knifepoint. She was rushed to University Hospital in serious condition with significant injuries.

Jarnal Miles (credit: Aurora Police)

Jarnal Miles (credit: Aurora Police)


Police believe the suspect and victim knew each other. They started searching in the area surrounding the Pace Setter Motel for a black male described as in his mid-20s, 5-foot-6, 180 pounds, wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.

After searching for more than two hours through several neighborhoods, officers cornered him in a field in Sand Creek Park near Peoria and Fitzsimmons.

He kept officers at a distance while he made suicidal statements. Officers kept negotiating with him but said the public was not in any danger.

Officers took the suspect into custody just before 8:30 a.m.

He was later identified as Jarnal M. Miles. Miles, 26, was booked into the Aurora Jail on charges of attempted homicide, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault with a bond of $100,000. He is awaiting transfer to the Adams County Jail.

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