Crime

Boise man arrested in Thursday night stabbing

For at least the fourth time in his life and the third time since 2007, 51-year-old Humberto Perez is charged with aggravated battery, a crime that carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

Boise police officers booked Perez into the Ada County Jail late Thursday night, several hours after Meridian police officers found a man with apparent non-life-threatening stab wounds at the Walgreens on Fairview Avenue and Locust Grove Road, according to a Boise Police Department news release.

Officers determined that the stabbing occurred at a home in Boise near the corner of North Wildwood Way and Fairview Avenue. Police say Perez and the victim got into an argument there just before 7 p.m. Perez then reportedly attacked the other man, punching him in the face and stabbing him several times in the torso.

Police say they have evidence that Perez then drove the man to the Walgreens, let him out of the vehicle, then returned to the house on Fairview.

Perez was arraigned on Friday afternoon on two felony charges — aggravated battery and an enhancement for using a deadly weapon — plus misdemeanor battery. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Oct. 21.

In 1992, Perez pled guilty to two counts of aggravated battery, according to court records. A judge sentenced him to serve at least two years in prison. In 2006, Perez was charged in two separate aggravated battery cases, but all charges were dismissed. He also has been convicted of simple battery, a less serious crime, as well as possession of drugs and several driving offenses, including driving under the influence.

Kristin Rodine contributed

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