WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) -- Police say a wanted man awaiting trial on aggravated assault beat and strangled his ex-wife and cut off his ankle monitor to elude capture.
Police said the woman suffered serious and life-threatening injuries from the assault and is in grave condition at an area hospital.
Someone reported just before 2 p.m. Friday that the woman had fallen. Officers soon "uncovered suspicious circumstances” and issued a warrant for James Arthur Naulls Jr., 30, according to a Westminster Police Department press release.
Westminster Police believe James Arthur Naulls Jr., 30, cut off his ankle monitor, which he was wore as he awaited trial for a Nov. 14 aggravated assault.
Police said Naulls remains an “ongoing threat” to the woman he's accused of assaulting.
There is an active warrant for attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault.
Police asked the public to help by calling the Westminster Police Department with any information that will help locate Naulls. The number is (303) 658-4360.