Ex-boyfriend arrested for stabbing man on Lewis Avenue in Meriden

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MERIDEN — Police said a Meriden man was arrested for stabbing and seriously injuring another man in Meriden Tuesday morning.

Police said the stabbing happened in the area of 170 Lewis Avenue in Meriden just after 6:30 a.m.

Police said this was a domestic issue which began Monday night when Jean Carlos Perez, 25, followed his ex-girlfriend to a local convenience store in Meriden.

Police said Perez got out of his car, confronted his ex-girlfriend, and then forcibly dragged her into his car. The woman was able to exit out of the other side of the car through a window and ran away.

A man saw the event from inside of the store and ran outside to help the woman, who he is currently in a relationship with. As he approached Perez, Perez pulled out a knife and began swinging it at the man, who then backed off. Perez took off in his car.

Police said on Tuesday morning, Perez learned where the woman and the man were and he went there to confront them. As Perez saw the man outside, he ran at him with a knife. The man ran away and Perez chased him and stabbed him multiple times. The female stepped in and tried to stop Perez and in doing so she was cut on her hand. Her injuries were not serious, but the man did sustain serious but not life-threatening stab wounds to the upper torso and arm.

Perez was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal attempt to commit kidnapping and unlawful restraint.