BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Boulder have arrested a suspect after an assault that left one man seriously injured. Officers also believe he was involved in another incident in the same area just a few hours earlier.

Officers rushed to the area of Baseline and 27th Street in Boulder about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a 43-year-old man with serious injuries. That man was rushed to the hospital.

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Police investigate an attack in Boulder (credit: CBS)

Officers took James Dobson into custody as a person of interest and then later identified him as a suspect after he was arrested. They believe the attack happened as a result of some sort of fight between Dobson and the victim.

Investigators also believe Dobson, 56, was involved in an attack at the same location at 10:30 p.m. Monday. A 50-year-old man was rushed to the hospital and police said he suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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James Dobson (credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

Officers say both victims’ injuries were consistent with beatings, although investigators are awaiting more information from medical personnel.

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.

Additional Information from the Boulder Police Department:

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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