Garner police charge man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend

kjahner@newsobserver.comMarch 11, 2014 


— Raleigh police arrested a man wanted in Garner for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the neck near her face two weeks after being slapped with a restraining order.

Perry Micheal Wilson, 38, was last seen near the Forest Hills Shopping Center after the incident at the Faye Drive home of Denique Kearney on Tuesday. Raleigh police arrested him at a residence in Raleigh Wednesday night.

Kearney was in stable condition at WakeMed in Raleigh and avoided serious injury despite a stab wound to the right side of her neck near her cheek. She was expected to be released from the hospital in the next couple days, according to police spokesman Lt. Chris Clayton.

“It could have turned out a lot worse than it did,” Clayton said.

Wilson is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and violating a domestic violence protective order.

Wilson’s visit to Kearney’s home violated a restraining order granted on Feb. 19. Kearney reported an assault by Wilson on Feb. 8; Clayton said the situation was referred to the Wake County magistrate, but no charges were filed because of a lack of evidence.

Clayton said the magistrate typically looks for cuts or bruising to corroborate incidences of domestic assault. Instead, Kearney filed for and received a restraining order.

Wilson has lived in Raleigh and unincorporated Wake County, police said.

Last June, Wilson was convicted of assault on a female. A series of 2009-2010 crimes consolidated for judgment in 2011 including convictions for violating a protective order, injuring real property and harassment. And he was also convicted of communicating threats and violating a protective order in another 2009 case.

Wilson was also convicted of assault on a female in 1993, and multiple drug offenses from 1992-2006.


Jahner: 919-829-4822; Twitter: @garnercleveland

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