Alleged knife attack against girlfriend results in aggravated assault charge

Jeff Bobo • Sep 30, 2019 at 10:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man was charged with aggravated assault Wednesday after he allegedly cut his girlfriend with a knife, kicked her and beat her with a tobacco stick during an argument over home improvements he had performed for her.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Allen responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at 258 Choptack Road, Lot 10, where he met Juan Perfecto, 30, of that address.

Perfecto allegedly admitted to Allen that he had cut his girlfriend on the chest with a knife and broke a tobacco stick on her legs, at which time he was arrested.

Allen stated in his report that the girlfriend stated she and Perfecto were arguing about home improvements he had done that weren’t to her liking.

“She stated that he grabbed her and threw her on the ground and started kicking her,” Allen stated. “She grabbed his leg to keep him from kicking her in the head.”

The two then reportedly went outside where Perfecto allegedly threw her to the ground and pinned her arms behind her. She stated that she got a hand free, grabbed a screwdriver and jabbed his arm.

“He then got up, pulled out a knife, and sliced her on the chest, causing a shallow, two inch laceration,” Allen stated in his report. “He then started hitting her with a tobacco stick and said, ‘You’re gonna die this time because you’re alone’. He broke the tobacco stick on her right knee.”

The girlfriend was able to distract Perfecto by throwing his car keys into the woods. She then ran into the house locked herself in a room and called 911.

As of Saturday, Perfecto was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond pending arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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