Police say a Hartford man beat and stabbed his girlfriend, leaving her with possible lifelong nerve damage.
Junior Jumpp, 27, was arrested Tuesday on charges that included first-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. Jumpp was being held on bail of $150,000 for a court appearance set for Jan. 24.
On Sunday at about 7:50 p.m., police rushed to Summer Street on a report of a domestic assault. They found a woman and her five-year-old daughter sitting in a car in front of the house. The woman was bleeding from a puncture wound to her right wrist, police said. Jumpp had fled, police said.
At the emergency room at Manchester Memorial Hospital, the victim said she had broken off a relationship with Jumpp over the telephone that morning because he was cheating, a police report said.
When she returned home in the evening after working and picking up her daughter, Jumpp was waiting for her, police said. While she was holding the five-year-old, Jumpp punched her several times in the head and stabbed her in the wrist with a pair of scissors, police said. The woman may have life-long nerve damage because of the attack, police said.
Jumpp later sent the victim a video that showed him pointing a handgun at the camera, police said. Hartford police have had numerous contacts with Jumpp and told Manchester police that he owned several firearms, the report said.
Manchester police also arrested Jumpp on charges of assaulting the same victim in July. She told police Sunday that Jumpp had slapped and punched her and bit her nose during an argument over house keys, police said. He was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace in that case. The woman said she did not call police on Jumpp at the time “because she did not want to get him in trouble,” the report said.