BENNINGTON, Vt. -- A North Adams woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the leg with a paint scraper had a judge place $2,500 bail on her and set a number of conditions.
Karissa Perras, 20, of West Quincy Street, pleaded not guilty Thursday to first degree aggravated domestic assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. She is not allowed to come within 100 feet of the Filmore Street man she is accused of assaulting or his residence.
According to an affidavit by Bennington Police Officer William A. DiNunzio, on Wednesday at about 2:20 p.m. police were dispatched to a residence on Filmore Street for a report of a man having been stabbed.
DiNunzio said when he arrived, Perras was sitting in a vehicle, where she was ordered to remain. He wrote that the alleged victim had a minor injury to his leg and hand, and told police he did not want to press charges against Perras.
DiNunzio wrote that the male had been at a nearby baseball field, where he had agreed to meet Perras to discuss a photo of their unborn child and ownership of the truck he was in. The male said an argument erupted between them, and she started to hit him, so he left. He said when he got to his house, she arrived and attacked him again, this time stabbing his leg with a paint scraper.
According to the affidavit, two of the male's relatives told police they witnessed Perras hit and stab him. There was no indication in the affidavit of whether or not Perras gave a statement to police.