RALEIGH — Police have arrested a Raleigh man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend last Monday night, according to county records and police reports.
The Garner department sought public help in the case on Tuesday, March 2, and Raleigh police arrested Perry Michael Wilson, 38, the next night. Wilson is a resident of 904 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, according to an arrest report.
Garner police Lt. Chris Clayton said Wilson went to see Denique Kearney at a house at 1404 Faye Drive in Garner, violating a domestic protection order. Kearney was stabbed that night, Clayton said.
Wilson was arrested near the intersection of Milburnie Road and North Peartree Lane, near WakeMed in Raleigh, where Kearney was hospitalized. Kearney was listed in fair condition the same day she was injured.
Police have charged Wilson with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and violating a protective order and probation violation, according to county records.
Wilson, who is described as unemployed in an arrest report, is being held on $225,000 bail at the Wake County Detention Center as of Wednesday
Kearney avoided serious injury despite a stab wound to the right side of her neck near her cheek.
“It could have turned out a lot worse than it did,” Clayton said.
Wilson’s visit to Kearney’s home violated a restraining order granted 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.
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.