Man accused of stabbing his daughter's mother

January 13, 2010 5:00:18 PM PST
Berkeley police are looking for a 24-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his daughter's mother, and punched the woman and their 2-year-old child.

Casey Jones, of Oakland, is wanted for assault and domestic violence, among other violations, a Berkeley police spokesman said. Jones should be considered armed and dangerous.

At about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Berkeley police responded to a stabbing at an apartment in the 3200 block of Idaho Street, police spokesman Officer Andrew Frankel said.

The victim, a 20-year-old Berkeley woman, told police that Jones, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, had broken into her home, Frankel said.

He then allegedly punched the woman and the girl, and in the ensuing struggle, cut the woman with a knife, according to Frankel.

The two sustained minor injuries and were treated at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Frankel declined to say what might have triggered the altercation and didn't know if there was a history of violence between the couple.

"While domestic violence is a relatively common occurrence, it generally doesn't get to this level," he said.

Jones is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, home invasion robbery, willful harm or injury to a child and keeping a victim from using a cellular phone during a crime.

Anyone with information about the incident or Jones's location is asked to call the Berkeley Police Department at (510) 981-5900. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-TIPS.


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