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Utah woman in stabbing investigation arrested twice in same day

Utah woman in stabbing investigation arrested twice in same day

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WEST JORDAN — A West Jordan woman arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing a man multiple times in a domestic violence-related incident was detained again after going back to the residence after being released from Salt Lake County Jail hours later, according to police.

On Sunday, Sherrie Perea, 55, was arrested for investigation of aggravated assault causing serious injury. West Jordan police were first notified of the alleged attack when they were called to Jordan Valley Hospital where a 26-year-old man was receiving treatment for being stabbed “multiple times with multiple knives,” according to a police booking affidavit.

“The victim had stab wounds to his chest, abdomen and shoulder, and doctors determined he would need surgery for his injuries,” the affidavit states.

Perea and the man live together and are in a relationship, the affidavit states. Police went to their West Jordan home where they “found corroborating evidence to include fresh blood, broken items and clothing with holes matching the victim’s puncture wounds.”

Later that night, after Perea was released from jail, she returned to the home despite now having a protective order against her, according to a second booking report.

“She stated it was her house and she was allowed while the victim was still in the hospital,” the affidavit states.

Perea was taken to jail again for investigation of violating a protective order.

According to court records, she was convicted of misdemeanor assault in 2016.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021 after many years of reporting for the Deseret News


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