Gaithersburg Man, Subject of Amber Alert, Charged With Assault

Prince George's County police said children and suspect were safely located Tuesday night


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Dwight Perry.

Via Montgomery County Police

Kingston and Karina Perry.

Updated Wednesday: A Gaithersburg man who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Tuesday has been charged with assault in Montgomery County District Court.  

Dwight Reylando Perry, 35, turned himself in at a Prince George's County firehouse Tuesday evening after hearing the Amber Alert on his car radio. 

Montgomery County Police had issued the alert Tuesday afternoon after responding to a home in the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg to find a woman, Perry's girlfriend, stabbed around 1 p.m.  

Police said Perry was the suspect in the assault and they were concerned for the welfare of his two children, 9-year-old Kingston Perry and 18-month-old Karina Perry. 

Cell phones throughout the state rang with the Amber Alert shortly after 4:30 p.m.  

It was around 7 p.m. that Prince George's County police tweeted that Perry had been met by officers at the firehouse.  

Tweets from the agency said Perry told police he'd dropped the children off earlier in the day at a daycare and at a family member's house.  

Everyone involved in the Amber Alert is "in good condition and fine," the police agency tweeted.  

Montgomery County Police were expected to meet Perry to continue the investigation.  

On Wednesday, police filed charges of first-degree assault and second-degree assault against Perry in District Court, online court records show. He was held without bond on Wednesday.  

The victim of the stabbing was taken to a local hospital with a nonlife-threatening stab wound to her lower back.  

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