Watertown man accused of attempting to stab woman with knife, police say

WATERTOWN, NY —  Jason E. Perez, 25, of 515 Clay St., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:13 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the 300 block of Clay Street with first-degree burglary, a felony, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, second-degree menacing, second-degree aggravated harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Perez is accused of attempting to crawl through a door he had damaged “with the intent to get inside the home of the victim, Kimberly J. Chisam, 41, and was in possession of a pocket knife which he was trying to stab the victim through the door during a domestic incident,” while telling her that he was going to kill her at about 7:07 p.m. Thursday at 341 Sterling St., Apt. 4, according to court documents.

He is additionally accused of “sending a message to the victim through Facebook messenger where he threatened that he would come to her house and have her whole house knocked off which caused the victim fear that he would act on his threat,” at about 5:47 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Police said he was previously convicted of petit larceny on Aug. 20, 2019, in Oswego City Court.

He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment Friday morning in City Court.