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Gainesville man arrested for stabbing woman at Campus Walk Apartments

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Isaiah Deonte Perry, 24, was arrested yesterday evening after allegedly stabbing a woman at Campus Walk Apartments.

A Gainesville Police Department officer who responded to the incident reported that the victim said she was outside an apartment at 914 SW 8th Avenue when Perry took $20 off a balcony. The money belonged to someone inside the apartment, so the victim said she went inside to tell that person, and both of them came out to confront Perry, who dropped the money and fled.

However, the victim said that Perry returned a few minutes later, brandishing a knife. He then allegedly swung the knife at her, cutting her on the chin.

In April, Perry entered a plea of nolo contendere to a trespassing charge after being arrested for entering an unlocked occupied apartment and using the bathroom after being asked to leave. He was sentenced to 32 days in jail (time served). As of early June, he had not made any payments toward the assessed court charges, and his driver’s license was suspended.

Perry has been charged with aggravated battery causing harm and is being held on $25,000 bail.

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  • Is he a resident of the apts, or a camper? By the way those apts are condos tha5 used to be student apts, but aged from absentee landlord neglect over decades. So now they’re mostly SSDI voucher units — surrounded by Sorority Row houses! Do UF parents know these crime reports have been happening next door to their daughters?

    • It used to be called La Mancha Apartments, and a lot of international students lived there. It was a nice/clean place with beautiful international women hanging out at the pool all day. It’s hard to believe it has fallen so far.

      • “… beautiful international women hanging out at the pool all day.”
        Sounds like someone was creeping. Nice work, Mr. Peabody.

        • I lived nearby and we used to go swimming there all the time. That was back when people were people instead of dysfunctional cyber-addicted paranoid messes. I’m guessing Kenny is a big fat pale soy boy who doesn’t know how to swim, or at the very least he’d be ashamed for the women to see his boobies.

  • I am sorry he hurt someone, but maybe he thinks it’s better in jail. At least he has a roof over his head and three square meals. Gainesville has become impossible to live in for some people. Rent is so high you have people living on the street. Even if you can manage to afford rent what about the $300 light bill? Maybe he just needs affordable housing and reasonably priced utilities.

      • The army is building a “vehicle repair center”/FEMA camp by Grace Mkt on 39th to accommodate the future climate refugees that will be coming here from Miami as per Arreola’s concerns and the overflow can just set up their tents on the sidewalks & Bo Diddley plaza…
        We already have victims of climate change now holding signs at intersections begging for money… I don’t think the cost of rent or utilities will matter when Florida is underwater because it will be “mad max & thunderdome”…

        • If you don’t want to work full time at a regular job and have no other sources of legitimate income, rent and utilities will always be too expensive. That’s when ‘guaranteed income’ enters the picture. This loser should obviously have been working somewhere instead of stabbing his neighbor over twenty dollars. And shame on anyone who tries to justify his actions. He can’t afford to live here? He should leave, or better yet, he should be put out of the city after what he did. Instead, Poe wants to give him $1,000/month for a year to continue to live here.

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