Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection with Meriden stabbing

Jean Carolos Perez (Photo: Meriden Police)
meriden crime scene Ex boyfriend arrested in connection with Meriden stabbing
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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH)–  Meriden police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing incident on Lewis Avenue Tuesday morning.

Offficers have arrested 25-year-old Jean Carlos Perez, of Meriden, charging him with multiple charges, including assault, reckless endangerment, and unlawful restraint.

On Tuesday night, Meriden police said Pereze followed his ex-girlfriend, who was not identified, to a local convenience store. Perez then got out of his car and confronted his ex-girlfriend, then forcible dragged her into his vehicle.

The woman was able to escape his car through an open window on the other side. She then ran away for her safety.

The woman’s new boyfriend saw what was happening, and ran out of the convenience store to confront Perez. As he approached Perez, police believe Perez pulled out a knife and began swinging it at the man, who was not identified. The man backed off, and Perez fled from the scene in his car.

Around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Perez learned where his ex-girlfriend was staying, along with her new boyfriend. He then drove to a neighborhood on Lewis Avenue to locate them.

As Perez saw the man on Lewis Avenue, police say he then got out of his car and ran at him with his knife. The male victim fled from Perez, but he pursued, and stabbing him multiple times.

Perez’s ex-girlfriend then stepped in and tried to stop Perez. She received a cut on her hand. Her injuries were not serious. The male victim suffered serious stab wounds to the torso and arm, but officers believe his injuries are non life-threatening.

Perez is due in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. His bond has been set at $250,000.