Roy Seagraves, busted in scissors attack, is an ex-murderer given many second chances
How many second chances does a person deserve?
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This question is apt in the case of Roy Seagraves, age 52, who's just been busted in relation to an attack on a teenager in Boulder. His alleged weapon of choice: a pair of scissors.
Seagraves should have grown accustomed to dealing with the law. He's got a shocking record, including a murder conviction and another assault, both of them involving stabbing. Photos and the startling details below.
Earlier this month, the Boulder Police Department released an alert about an incident that took place at about 10:21 p.m. Saturday, June 15, near the intersection of 13th and Spruce streets.
According to a department release, an eighteen-year-old male was walking with a female friend when a suspect lunged in his direction without provocation. The attacker reportedly held a pair of scissors to the victim's throat, but the teen was able to get away, although not before he suffered assorted cuts and abrasions that required treatment at a local hospital.
The intersection of 13th and Spruce streets in Boulder.
The BPD subsequently released a detailed description of the man -- a white male between five-seven and five-ten, with a medium build, a receding hairline and a "sunken" face -- accompanied by a police sketch:
The sketch generated a tip, with the person who contacted police pointing officers in the direction of Seagraves, who clearly resembles the illustration. Cops concurred after comparing the sketch to one of Seagraves's mug shots, of which there are no shortage.
He got the chance to pose for a new booking photo yesterday, after police in nearby Longmont received a tip of their own. At about 10:15 a.m., Seagraves was spotted on the 1500 block of Main Street in Longmont, and officers quickly located and arrested him without incident. He's being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault.
Serious charges, undeniably -- but not the heaviest he's faced.
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