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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