NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with criminal attempt at felony murder after he allegedly stabbed another man several times in the neck and shoulder Monday morning. Police said William Davis, 23, of Norwalk attacked his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend while he slept.
Davis lured the girlfriend and her 5-year-old out of their Bedford Avenue apartment shortly before 10 a.m. with a text telling her to meet him at Jefferson School with her son, according to police. Once she left, Davis went into the apartment and allegedly attacked the 23-year-old boyfriend while he was in bed, police said.
The victim received several puncture and slash wounds to the neck and shoulder, police said. After the attack, the boyfriend and Davis fought, leaving blood and signs of a struggle throughout the apartment, according to police reports.
Davis fled, police said, and the boyfriend ran down the street to find his girlfriend and bring her back to the apartment. Police said Davis sent several incriminating text messages to the girlfriend after he left.
According to police, Davis dumped the knife, changed his clothes and got on a bus. He then got off the bus and started riding a bike, but was spotted by police officers at the corner of Concord and Day streets. He was taken into custody, and police said he admitted being involved in the incident. Police recovered the knife in a nearby garbage can.
Davis was charged with home invasion and first-degree burglary, both felonies, as well as criminal attempt at felony murder. He was held on a $250,000 bond.