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Woman charged in East Lyme scissor attack

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East Lyme — A Niantic woman was arrested Saturday after police say she attacked another person with a pair of scissors during a domestic incident.

Tia Perry, 37, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct Saturday after police responded to reports of an argument between two people in an apartment at 184 W. Main St.

When police responded they said they found a person whose arm had been cut by scissors. The person also had a large scratch on their arm. They were treated on the scene and declined further medical treatment.

Police said Perry ran away from them but was taken into custody near the apartment. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court on Monday. 

Perry has an extensive criminal record in connection to incidents in Waterford, Norwich and within the jurisdiction of State Police in Montville. She has convictions for third-degree burglary, mutiple failure to appear in court offenses, violations of probation, escape from custody, forgery and various larcenies.

Police were not releasing any information about the victim since the attack stemmed from a domestic incident.


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