A Detroit man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly biting his ex-girlfriend, holding a box cutter to her throat and choking her at her Ferndale home earlier this month.
Duoquan Blunt, 43, made a preliminary appearance in Ferndale 43rd District Court last week, The Oakland Press reports. Blunt, who also faces second-offense domestic violence charges for alleged attacks on the same woman, is in jail on $10,000 cash bond.
Ferndale Police Sgt. Patrick Jones said Blunt was on probation for the first domestic violence conviction when the alleged attack occurred. As a condition of probation, he had been ordered to stay away from th woman, 29, and her home.
“He began choking her and put a box-cutter razor knife to her throat,” Jones said. “He also bit her head, behind one ear.”
The alleged attack occurred late on the night of Dec. 17. Blunt reportedly showed up at the woman’s house drunk and began arguing with her. She reportedly told him to leave, but he refused and began choking her and told her to “go ahead” when she threatened to call police.
The woman sustained minor injuries, including a small cut on her lower arm and a bite wound on the back of her head. She reportedly broke free from Blunt and sought refuge at the home of a neighbor, who called 911.
Blunt was located inside the house and arrested.
If convicted, Blunt faces up to four years in prison. He will appear in Ferndale District Court at 2 p.m Monday for a preliminary examination.