SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A parolee was back behind bars Wednesday for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman in a public restroom at an Old Town hotel and trying to sexually assault her, authorities reported.
Jason Lee Jones, 31, was arrested early Tuesday evening, about six hours after the victim was attacked at the Hilton Garden Inn in the 4200 block of Taylor Street.
The woman was in a public ladies' room at the hotel near Presidio Park shortly before 12:30 p.m. when a muscular man in a long-sleeve fitted T- shirt and navy-blue deck shoes confronted her, threatened her with a gun and tried to force himself on her, according to San Diego police.
The unnamed victim was able to break free, run to the lobby and summon help as the assailant fled in an unknown direction, Detective Sgt. Geoffrey DeCesari said. She reported no injuries.
Police fanned out through the busy area and searched through the afternoon for the assailant. Just after 6 p.m., a 911 caller reported spotting someone matching his description at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Officers went there and arrested the suspect, later identified as Jones, without incident.
Jones was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault, false imprisonment, indecent exposure and other charges. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday
A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday on northbound Interstate 805 near Imperial Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol.
Monsoonal moisture continues the chance for afternoon thunderstorms. Moisture will decrease Friday through the weekend, reducing but not eliminating the chances for thunderstorm activity.
A woman who led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase from the San Diego area to Santa Clarita was pulled from the vehicle and taken into custody Tuesday night on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway.
Protesters on Tuesday made their way into a National City Council meeting to demand answers over the death of Earl McNeil.
Hundreds of friends and family on Tuesday gathered to celebrate the short but powerful life of a Chula Vista teen killed in a hit-and-run crash.
The weather often plays a role in health trends, and our current hot, humid conditions are no exception. The nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said some of the most common issues are nothing more than skin deep.
A downtown bar in San Diego is facing backlash after it promoted a party to celebrate Comic-Con attendees leaving San Diego after the convention ends.
In February 2018, the City of San Diego admitted more than 300 water customers had been overcharged due to human error.
Residents across the San Diego region are reporting an increase of coyote sightings around their homes.
At some point in life, many people stop worrying about what other people think - and only do what makes them happy.