A St. Petersburg man was arrested Wednesday after police said he followed a pattern that got him in trouble two other times: attacking women who shoot down his advances.
James Alex Wilborn
Jr., 31, of 4601 Fifth Ave. S., was charged with aggravated battery, resisting arrest with violence and attempted escape.
It was the third time in as many years that Wilborn was charged after similar incidents, police said. He had also served 11 years in prison for the stabbing death of his father.
He had been out of jail on bond since March 26 after a February 2011 arrest, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office website.
At 2 a.m. Wednesday, Wilborn made advances toward an 18-year-old woman at The Scene Night Club, 211 Third St. S., police said. She refused him and left the club, police said, and Wilborn followed her outside and struck her in head with a beer glass.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Wilborn made advances toward a woman at the Push Lounge, 128 Third St. S., followed her outside, grabbed her and pulled up her dress, investigators said. She slapped Wilborn and yelled, then was stabbed in the back multiple times by Wilborn as she walked away, policed said.
The victim suffered a collapsed lung, police said.
On Jan. 19, 2010, Wilborn made advances toward two women leaving the State Theater, 687 Central Ave., investigators said. He pulled up one woman's dress and punched her in the face, police said. He also pushed down her friend as she tried to intervene, police said. Wilborn also punched bystanders who intervened, police said.
He was charged with several counts of felony battery. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail 10 months later, according to the sheriff's office website.
In 1997, Wilborn, then 16, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1995 stabbing death of his father, according to records. He served 11 years of a 17-year prison sentence and was released in 2008.