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Federal Parolee Stabbed, Charged In Fort Lee Motel Domestic Dispute

Jonathan Puello
Jonathan Puello Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Sheriff

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A New York City man on federal probation called Fort Lee police after his girlfriend stabbed him with a tiny knife -- then was arrested after they said she was defending herself against him, authorities said.

Jonathan Puello, 24, was ordered held on $250,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint and making terroristic threats, police said.

Puello had two puncture wounds and a cut on his neck, face and hands when police responded to the Skyview Motel on Bergen Boulevard just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, Detective Capt. Patrick Kissane told Daily Voice.

Officers also arrested one of two other people in the room, 22-year-old Chelsea Valoy of Hackensack, who Kissane said "wasn't involved in the domestic assault," but was carrying bogus credit cards and government documents.

She was ordered held on $15,000 bail in the county lockup, charged with identity theft, credit card fraud, trafficking in personal identification information, money laundering and possession of false government documents.

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