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Colorado Springs man accused of carjacking

Police arrested a 33-year-old man on July 12, accusing him of carjacking a vehicle in Colorado Springs.

They claimed that the arrestee took the car without permission at approximately 12:45 p.m. outside a Little Caesars pizza restaurant on Gallery Road.

Police stated that they made the arrest after chasing the car into a field. The arrestee was accused of holding a gun during the incident and fled on foot following the chase. Despite the police accusations concerning the use of a firearm, no weapon was found on the arrestee at the time he was taken into custody.

In an unrelated incident, Colorado Springs police arrested a woman at approximately 8:51 p.m. on the evening of July 10 after receiving reports claiming that she had stabbed her boyfriend, inflicting life-threatening injuries requiring his hospitalization. The 42-year-old woman allegedly stabbed him with a kitchen knife during an argument about car keys. The stab wound he suffered was in his arm as he tried to leave the residence during the argument.

In a third incident, police took a Liberty High School science teacher into custody on July 7, charging him with sexual assault on a teenage female student. They said that the abuse took place in February. The arrestee formerly also served as a boys basketball coach at the school, but was replaced from that position this June after two seasons spent coaching. He was suspended from his teaching job in March after school authorities were informed of the sexual assault accusations.

The 32-year-old teacher was released after posting a $25,000 bond set by the court. The girl he is suspected of sexually assaulting is reportedly somewhere between the ages of 15- and 18-years-old.

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette, "Man arrested after carjacking, chase across southeast Springs," July 12, 2012

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