RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A Sergeant with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Rancho Cucamonga Station is in critical but stable condition after being stabbed multiple times on Monday.
At around 9:30 a.m. Sergeant Kimberly Watkins, a 26-year veteran responded to a welfare check in the Hobby Lobby parking lot located in the Terra Vista shopping center. The caller indicated that a male subject, later identified as Kenneth Elijah Perry, 22, of Fontana, was making incoherent statements. Sergeant Watkins made contact with Perry who was near his vehicle. Perry became combative and attacked Sergeant Watkins with a knife. The two struggled and Sergeant Watkins was stabbed multiple times, at least once in her head and a second time on her shoulder area. She was eventually able to fire her service weapon toward the suspect and hold him at gunpoint while waiting for additional deputies to respond.
Sergeant Watkins was airlifted and is being treated for her injuries, She is expected to make a full recovery.
Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded and are conducting the investigation. Perry suffered only a graze wound on his thigh and was evaluated by medical personnel before being booked into the West Valley Detention Center for attempted murder. He is being held in lieu of $1000000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Nick Clark at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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