BOULDER — A man accused of getting into a woman's car without permission and then trying to fondle and kiss her has been arrested, according to a release from the CU Boulder Police Department.
The woman, who was a driver for the CU Boulder NightRide Service, told police she dropped off students on Kittredge Loop Drive in the area between Fiske Planetarium and Kittredge Central around 10:15 p.m.
After the students left the area, a man identified Friday afternoon as Ashten Johnson Talley, 29, got into her car without her permission, the news release said.
She told Talley to get out, but he refused. He prevented her from using her phone and threatened her if she called for help, police said. Talley is also accused of fondling the victim and trying to kiss her, the news release said.
The victim drove Talley to the Shell gas station at 29th Street and Baseline Road where he got out and walked east on Baseline, according to police.
Late Friday morning, Talley turned himself in at the lobby of the Boulder Police Department. After being interviewed by police, and identified as the suspect by the victim, Talley was booked into Boulder County Jail.
He's facing charges for first-degree criminal trespass, physical harassment, computer crime for unlawfully accessing the victim's smartphone and second-degree criminal tampering of a phone.
Upon further investigation, police determined that Talley touched the victim, but said there was no evidence at this time that meets the legal definition of a sex crime.
Witnesses say Talley was intoxicated at the time, and also asked another student driving her personal car if he could get a ride shortly before 10 p.m., police said.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact CUPD at (303) 492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, information on contacting Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers is available at www.colorado.edu/police/records-reports/anonymous-reporting.