Felony charges were filed Tuesday against a 23-year-old man who was out on bail in an attempted burglary case when he allegedly broke into a woman’s Fullerton apartment and stabbed her when she confronted him.
Terele Tommy Lee Jones was charged with attempted premeditated murder and burglary, with sentencing enhancement allegations of the personal use of a deadly weapon, inflicting great bodily injury and committing a secondary offense while out on bail.
Jones allegedly broke into the 63-year-old victim’s apartment in the 2300 block of Iris Court about 10:30 p.m. Friday. Fullerton police Sgt. Carin Wright said the defendant is accused of stabbing the victim up to 10 times before fleeing. He was caught a short time later in the same neighborhood. the sergeant said.
The woman, whose name was withheld, has since been released from a hospital, Wright said.
Jones was previously charged with attempted burglary, resisting arrest, battery against a jailer and vandalism, all felonies, for crimes he allegedly committed on June 28, according to court records.
Jones was also charged with drunken driving in Seal Beach on May 27, according to court records, which say his blood-alcohol content was .19 — more than double the legal limit.