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The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department has secured the arrest of a convicted felon who lied about his criminal history on a CU Continuing Education application. John Charles Hunter II was a non-degree seeking student taking classes through Continuing Education. He was an Access student, meaning he was not an admitted student and could only enroll in courses where there was space available.
Hunter was arrested today on suspicion of criminal impersonation, a Class 6 felony for lying about his name, date of birth and not having a criminal history on the application. Hunter, 41, has also used the following aliases: Jeshua Daniel Jackson and Prince Jeshua Jackson El. At CU Police’s request, a judge has ordered Hunter not to have contact with or otherwise be on the CU-Boulder campus as a condition of bond should he be released from jail. If anyone sees Hunter on campus or is aware of other crimes he has committed, they are asked to call CU Police Dispatch at 303-492-6666.
Hunter submitted an online application for Continuing Education on August 22, 2013. When asked on the application whether he had been convicted of a crime or had pending criminal charges, he answered “no.”
In 1993, a judge sentenced Hunter to three years in prison for felony menacing with a deadly weapon and third-degree assault. More recently, he has pending court cases in Boulder and Broomfield counties for misdemeanor sex assault, menacing, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.
Hunter recently approached the CU Veterans Services Office, asking to start a student club related to his purported charity that helps homeless veterans. Some astute CU employees and students grew suspicious after researching his background and notified CU Police. University police detectives quickly put together an investigation and secured an arrest warrant.
“The campus is a safer place today thanks to those CU community members who recognized that something was amiss and came forward,” said Ron Burns, CU-Boulder police chief.