Guilford teen on house arrest accused of cutting off GPS monitors

A Guilford teen accused of repeatedly stabbing a woman he didn't know in Westport is under arrest again.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2020, 1:45 AM

Updated 1,268 days ago

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A Guilford teen accused of repeatedly stabbing a woman he didn't know in Westport is under arrest again.
Ellis Tibere had been out on $1 million bond and under house arrest.
The 19-year-old was arraigned in New Haven Tuesday. He is accused of violating the conditions of his release and criminal mischief. This is on top of his previous charges, which include attempted murder.
It's been seven months since Tibere appeared in court via video conference from Whiting Forensic Hospital. Tibere spent 12 weeks at the psychiatric facility.
At this hearing, the judge OK'd his release to his parents but with strict conditions. They included house arrest, wearing a GPS monitor and taking prescribed medications.
At the time, the judge said there would be "zero tolerance" for any violations, something police say Tibere didn't abide by Monday.
"I think it would be inappropriate to comment on the allegations at this time," said John Gulash, attorney for Tibere.
Tibere' latest arrest warrant says he cut off the two monitoring bracelets and left his home armed with a steak knife.
Tibere's father later found him at a public trail area where he was reportedly "taking on the persona of an individual named Jackson."
When police arrived, they say Tibere was lying in the fetal position and unresponsive to questions.
"The case was transferred to be along with his other file, which is pending down in Stamford," said Gulash.
Tibere's first arrest came in January after a stabbing in a Westport parking lot. Police say the Guilford High School senior was wearing a mask and carrying a knife when he approached a woman he didn't know and attacked her.
The 33-year-old victim is from Greenwich and was seriously hurt.
Tibere will be back in court Wednesday in Stamford, where the judge will decide whether to revoke, raise or add conditions to his bond.
Tibere's bond on the new charges was set at $250,000. No one was hurt in that incident.


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