Luis Perez, 30, accused of damaging vehicle of woman he previously assaulted.

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WILKES-BARRE — City police on Tuesday charged a man with throwing a rock through the windshield of a woman’s car, the same woman who accused him of raping her in 2011.


A Luzerne County jury last June cleared Luis Perez, 30, of raping the woman inside her Sturdevent Street apartment. He was convicted of terroristic threats and simple assault for slamming her head off a floor and holding a knife to her throat, court records state.


The woman obtained a protection-from-abuse order against Perez after the 2011 assault, prohibiting him from having any contact with her.


Perez was sentenced by Judge Tina Polachek Gartley in July to three years probation upon the conviction of the lesser charges and ordered to stay away from the woman.


According to the most recent criminal complaint:


The woman told police Perez was seen running from her vehicle on Sturdevent Street on Jan. 26. When she went outside, she noticed the smashed windshield on her car and a rock inside.


A replacement windshield cost $314, the complaint states.


Perez, last known address as Nicoholson Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Sharkey on charges of retaliation against a victim, criminal mischief and violating a court order. He remained jailed at the county prison for lack of $2,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 23 before District Judge Rick Cronauer. A hearing on the allege PFA violation is scheduled on April 25 in county court.

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