A Perry man was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Friday in connection with an incident in which he allegedly threatened to cut the throats of a woman and her children before knocking the woman out.
Miguel Angel Lopez-Lopez, 30, of 1721 Warford St., Perry, was charged with willful injury causing bodily injury.
The incident began about 11 p.m. April 6 in the 1700 block of Warford Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a report of an assault.
Lopez-Lopez fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.
The victim told the officers that “while she was sitting on the couch,” Lopez-Lopez allegedly “came down the stairs and attacked her,” according to court records.
Lopez-Lopez allegedly “told the victim that he was going to kill her and her children by slicing their throats,” and he “had a large kitchen knife in his hand at the time of the assault,” according to court records.
The victim said “she fought him off and during the scuffle,” Lopez-Lopez allegedly “hit her in the head, causing her to fall to the ground,” and she “lost consciousness.”
“The knife was located at the scene,” according to court records, and the “children were in the home at the time of the assault.”
According to court records, the officers observed on arrival that the victim “was visibly scared” and “was crying, had a ripped night gown and a couple scratches to her arm.”
A warrant for Lopez-Lopez’s arrest was ordered April 7 in Dallas County District Court and served April 23. He is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 4 in Dallas County District Court.
Lopez-Lopez was convicted of assault causing bodily injury in 2016 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.