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Police Arrest Repeat Offender in Downtown Stabbing

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By Jorge Casuso

November 13, 2019 -- Jalen Markeith Perrot, 27, a repeat offender with a string of prior misdemeanor arrests, was charged Tuesday with assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing near the Downtown library last week.

Perrot, 27, was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office with one count of assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury and one count of resisting arrest.

Jalen Markeith Perrot
Jalen Markeith Perrot (Courtesy SMPD)

Bail has been set at $105,000, said Lt. Candice Cobarubbias, the Police Department spokesperson. A court date has not yet been set.

Perrot and a second subject were arrested Thursday for the stabbing of a man Wednesday night near the corner of 7th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, police said.

Police in the area found the victim "bleeding profusely from his arm" after suffering a laceration to his neck and a significant laceration to his arm, Cobarrubias said.

After receiving emergency medical aid at the scene, the victim was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition, police said.

According to court records, Perrot has 10 prior misdemeanor arrests, including an arrest on October 11 for possession of a knife or dagger in public.

Perrot was convicted of the offense on October 16 and placed on 36 months probation, court records show. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

On October 23, he was back on the street and arrested for resisting arrest or obstructing a police officer in the discharge of their duties.

On October 25, he was convicted of that crime. Less than two weeks later, he allegedly stabbed the man near the Downtown library.

Police have no jurisdiction or say in Perrot's early release, Cobarrubias said.

"It was something that the courts did or the Sheriff's decided to do," she said.

The Sheriff's Department, she added, "has ultimate authority over an inmate's release."

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