Boulder Police

Suspect found guilty of Second Degree Assault, after a stabbing that occurred in January

Posted on 10/12/2019 at 12:05 am
Tom Trujillo


On the morning of January 22nd of this year, the Boulder Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing, which had just occurred in the area of 28th Street and Arapahoe Avenue. The adult victim had been stabbed in the back and was able to flee into a business where he contacted staff, who called for police for help. Multiple officers with the City of Boulder Police Department responded to the area to render aid and begin investigating.

The victim was located inside the business and was immediately transported to Boulder Community Hospital for a stab would to his back. As the victim was receiving medical care, he was able to provide information, which lead to the suspect being identified as Jarred Womack. Medical staff at the hospital advised that the victim’s injury had a “substantial risk of death”, as they continued to care for him.

Leading up to the stabbing, the victim and Womack had a conversation about exchanging pants, because the victim had a court appearance and his pants were dirty and torn up. The victim didn’t feel these pants were presentable to wear and asked Womack to trade pants, because Womack’s pants were cleaner.  At some point in the exchange of pants, Womack became angry and stabbed the victim in the back with a knife.

Officers were notified to be on the lookout for Womack and approximately 90-minutes after the initial stabbing, Womack was located by two patrol officers in the area of Broadway and Canyon Boulevard. Upon being contacted by police, Womack shouted out “I didn’t do anything” and moved behind a planter in the area. Womack was taken into custody and a knife was located from where Womack had just stepped behind the planter.

Womack was subsequently interviewed by detectives and then transported to the Boulder County Jail. This week, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office presented this case during a jury trial, in front of Boulder County District Judge Andrew Hartman. Following the case and jury deliberation, the jury returned the found Womack guilty for Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Heat of Passion.

Womack remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail and will be sentenced on the Second-Degree Assault charge when he is back in court on December 9th.