A preliminary hearing was scheduled today for a La Mesa man accused of slashing an acquaintance with a box cutter.
Troy Edward Perott, 47, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 2 to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Perott allegedly cut a 31-year-old man twice in the torso and once in the neck around 6 p.m. Dec. 29 in a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Schoolridge Lane and Normal Avenue. The wounds were not life-threatening, and the motive for the attack was unclear.
Perott turned himself into police about three hours after the incident.
A judge will decide after the preliminary hearing whether there's enough evidence to order the defendant to stand trial.—City News Service