Michael Gonzales-Davis: Alleged attempted rape answered by punches to the face

The release from the Boulder Police Department about an alleged assault that took place yesterday on the Foothills Trail involving an unnamed woman and Michael Gonzales-Davis notes that she managed to "fight him off." But the details of her response make her achievement seem much more impressive. The woman reportedly escaped after punching Gonzales-Davis several times in the face despite him being armed with a knife.

The additional info comes courtesy of the Boulder Daily Camera. According to police, the paper maintains, the woman had just returned from a run and was talking with her sister on a cell phone when Gonzales-Davis came up to her and mumbled something like, "Can I be with you?"

The answer to that question, unsurprisingly, was "No." But he continued to linger and invade her privacy, the Camera notes, and when she tried to rush off the trail, he allegedly tried to grab for her shorts.

He then got what he deserved -- two or three punches to the face.

Gonzales-Davis reportedly struck back, but the woman still managed to get away. She told police that he had been trying to conceal a knife behind a rock, which he had been "caressing."

Better the rock than her. Gonzales-Davis is suspected of having committed other offenses over the weekend, too; City of Boulder spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says they were "domestic in nature." In the meantime, here's the Boulder Police Department's version of the Foothill Trails matter.

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assault, Felony Menacing and Assault in the Third Degree

On June 20th, 2010, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police responded to the trailhead in the 200 block of Dakota Blvd in North Boulder on a report of a female being attacked by a male with a knife.

The victim was hiking on the trail when the male approached her, brandishing a knife. As she attempted to move past him, the male grabbed her and began to assault her. She was able to fight him off and she called 911. The male was located in the area by police, and was positively identified by the victim.

Michael Gonzales-Davis, 25, of Boulder was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault (Criminal Attempt), Felony Menacing, and Assault in the Third Degree. Numerous other charges are pending, stemming from three other incidents that occurred on June 19th through June 20th, 2010. These charges include First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Burglary, Sexual Assault (Criminal Attempt), Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, False Imprisonment, and Indecent Exposure.

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