Gaithersburg man charged with two counts of assault after Amber Alert

A Gaithersburg man has been arrested in connection to an Amber Alert issued Tuesday, according to Montgomery County Police.

Dwight Perry, 35, was arrested by the police’s Special Victims Investigations Division on assault-related charges after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in her lower back during an argument.

The incident took place around 1 p.m. Tuesday in his home in the 700 block of West Side Drive. After the stabbing, Perry fled the home with his 9-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter, prompting the Amber Alert.

After seeing the Amber Alert, Perry stopped at a fire station in Prince George’s County and turned himself in to the police. He provided the location of the two children: one at a day-care facility and the other at a family member’s house.

Detectives found the children unharmed.

Police say Perry admitted to stabbing his girlfriend and was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault. He is being held without bond.

No lawyer was listed for him in court records.

In addition to the Montgomery County Police and the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland State Police, the FBI and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management assisted with locating the children.

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