An Annapolis man accused of cutting his wife's throat and leaving her for dead had been charged five days earlier with pushing her down a set of stairs, but police did not arrest him, court records show.
Kevin Simoneaux, who also is on probation for an assault on his wife in July that left her with a bruised eye, was arrested Saturday after threatening to jump off the Naval Academy Bridge on Route 450 - and telling police he had just killed his wife.
Carla Christine Simoneaux, 23, was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday, when a District Court judge in Annapolis ordered Kevin Simoneaux to be held without bail at the county detention center.
Simoneaux, 29, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and felony assault in the stabbing.
After his arrest, Simoneaux was served with a warrant charging him with an April 27 assault that, according to court records, left his wife with a bruised lip. He is accused of pushing her down the stairs of their Annapolis Woods home while she held their infant son in her arms.
It was unclear yesterday whether police had attempted to arrest Simoneaux before the stabbing.
"I can't say we did try to serve the warrant [before then]. I can't say we didn't," said Annapolis police Lt. Gregory Imhof. He noted that the warrant charged Simoneaux with misdemeanor assault, not the more serious charge of domestic assault.
Imhof said Police Department records show it took the court several days to process and mail the warrant. The earliest officers could have begun looking for Simoneaux was May 1, Imhof said.
Simoneaux was charged with assaulting his wife in July. Carla Simoneaux posted her husband's $750 bond. He was ordered not to have contact with his wife after his release, court records show.
In August, he was placed on probation on the condition that he complete an anger-management class. In March, he wrote to a judge requesting an extension of the deadline for completing the course, saying he couldn't pay for the class because he was unemployed, according to court records.
Naval Academy Police received a report Saturday of a man threatening to jump from the Naval Academy Bridge. The man, later identified as Simoneaux, reportedly told officers that he had killed his wife.
Police sent to the Simoneauxs' home found Carla Simoneaux conscious, though bleeding heavily, according to charging documents. Officers also found a knife in a large pool of blood in the bedroom, the documents show.