A Grand Junction man is behind bars facing sex assault charges after Mesa County deputies say he molested a little girl.
Deputies arrested 32-year-old Jeremy Hale after investigators set up a recorded phone call between someone associated with the case and Hale.
During the phone call. deputies say Hale admitted to assaulting the victim.
The sheriff's office went to hale's house this morning after deputies say he threatened to kill himself. They set up a perimeter around the home before they took the 32-year-old into custody.
According to an arrest affidavit, deputies took the extra step because he has been arrested before and had threatened deputies.
Hale is being held in the Mesa County Jail without bond waiting to face a judge.
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