Police: Stolen phone, $20 in weed led to Cape Coral stabbing melee

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Perkins-Waters Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A bloody knife fight in Cape Coral broke out over a stolen cell phone and 20 bucks.

Jai Jarek Perkins Waters, 19, is accused of entering the lanai at a 13-year-old’s home to take back his cell phone, according to an arrest warrant for Perkins Waters.

Perkins Waters was arrested by Cape Coral police after the Feb. 10 incident at the home in the 1900 block of NW 18th Street.

The arrest warrant states that Perkins Waters said the 13-year-old took Perkins Waters’ cell phone after Perkins Waters failed to pay him for $20 of marijuana.

Perkins Waters went into the lanai where the teen was sitting with a friend, demanded his phone back and threatened to smack him, the warrant states.

That’s when the teen grabbed a knife and started stabbing Perkins Waters, leading to a fight. The teen also suffered stab wounds but told police his injuries were from falling on the knife.

The teen’s friend was also stabbed as he intervened and the teen swung the knife in his direction.

Perkins Waters remained in the hospital for a few days due to his injuries, according to the arrest warrant.

He is accused of burglary with assault and battery and was booked Feb. 13. He has since been released on $20,000 bond.



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