Sean Christopher Jackson during his appearance at the Boulder County Jail courtroom on Dec. 31, 2013.
Sean Christopher Jackson during his appearance at the Boulder County Jail courtroom on Dec. 31, 2013. (Paul Aiken / Daily Camera)

Sean Jackson, a sexually violent predator who is accused of assaulting a woman during an attempted carjacking in December, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday and is considering a plea deal offered by prosecutors.

Jackson, 28, is charged with attempted aggravated robbery, attempted motor vehicle theft and menacing, as well as a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault.

In Boulder County Court, Jackson's attorney, Jason Sharman, said his client waived his right to a preliminary hearing as he considers an offer by the Boulder County District Attorney's Office.

Judge John Stavely accepted the waiver and set the case for an arraignment in Boulder District Court on April 11, at which time Jackson could take the plea deal or ask for a trial date to be set.

Jackson appeared at his hearing in custody. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

According to prosecutors, Jackson assaulted a woman while attempting to steal her car just days after he notified authorities he had moved to Boulder after completing his parole following a previous conviction of sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender.

Police received a report of an assault the evening of Dec. 26 in the 1500 block of Easy Rider Lane.

The victim, who lives in the neighborhood, parked her car on the street and had gotten out to retrieve some belongings from the passenger side when police said Jackson approached her from behind and demanded her car keys.

Police said he grabbed the woman's coat with one hand and sprayed her with pepper spray with the other hand. The victim struggled with the man and was able to run to her home, where a roommate called police.

Police later found Jackson in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express, 4777 N. Broadway. Jackson was bleeding heavily from at least one of his hands, and when police tried to help him, Jackson became aggressive and threatening, officers said.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars.