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Arraignment Set for Man Accused of Assault

July 30, 2018

Donald McMillian

Donald McMillian, the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 79-year-old Broomfield woman appeared in court Thursday morning for an arraignment.

John Giffordof the Boulder Public Defender’s Office, requested a second arraignment to give his office more time to make preparations for the case..

A second attorney expected to work on the case has indicted he will no longer be working for the office, Gifford said, and he will need to be replaced.

“My office has recently lost a number of attorneys,” he said.

Judge Michael Goodbee granted the request and scheduled an arraignment for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6.

McMillian, 43, still is in custody in the Broomfield jail. He is being held on $300,000 bond.

McMillian has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault in an attack on a 79-year-old woman in Broomfield. He was arrested March 20.

The woman was stabbed and assaulted at a pedestrian underpass at Sheridan Boulevard and Highland Park Drive while walking her dog, investigators said. A passerby called 911 to report an elderly woman being assaulted on a walking path.

Based on a description of the suspect, police located a man later identified as McMillian on the 900 block of East Midway and took him to custody a short time later.

The alleged victim in the case was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette for her injuries.

McMillian is charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, a Class 1 felony, sexual assault on an at risk adult, a Class 2 felony, sexual assault while armed with a knife, a Class 2 felony, sexual assault with force, a Class 3 felony, first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury with a knife, a Class 3 felony, and felony menacing, a Class 5 felony.

McMillian does not appear to have any prior criminal history in Colorado, and Broomfield police said he is a resident of South Carolina.

Jennifer Rios: 303-473-1361, riosj@broomfieldenterprise.com or Twitter.com/ Jennifer_Rios

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