Man Accused of Stabbing Ex's New Boyfriend in Meriden

A Meriden man is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend and injuring the woman when she tried to intervene and stop him.

The incident started last night when 25-year-old Jean Carlos Perez, of Meriden, followed his ex-girlfriend to a convenience store in Meriden, police said.

Police said the woman managed to escape through a car window and run away after Perez confronted her and dragged her into his car.

The victim’s current boyfriend was in the store and saw what was happening, so he ran to help the woman and Perez pulled out a knife and began swinging, then drove off, police said.

This morning, Perez found out his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend would be on Lewis Avenue, so he went to confront them and found the man outside, according to police.

When Perez went at the man with a knife, the victim ran and Perez chased him to a front porch, where the woman tried to stop him and was cut in the hand, police said.

The woman’s injuries were not serious, but the male victim was stabbed once in the arm and twice in the torso. Police said one of the wounds is serious, but none appear to be life threatening.

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

Bond was set at $250,000.

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