San Juan, Puerto Rico.- A man from the Dominican Republic who is wanted on assault and drug charges in Massachusetts has surrendered to authorities in Puerto Rico, officials said Tuesday.
Yael Sanchez Correa faces charges that include mayhem and armed assault with intent to murder for an "extremely violent attack" on his ex-girlfriend in June 2011 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Sanchez, 27, is accused of stabbing the woman and
slashing her face in an ambush attack, then stabbing the woman's sister
when she tried to intervene.
Sanchez turned himself in Friday and was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service, said Ivan Ortiz, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has not yet entered a plea to the charges and it wasn't known if he had hired an attorney.
Sanchez, who also faces a drug trafficking charge, faces possible extradition back to Massachusetts as well as deportation back to his native country, Ortiz said.