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October 8, 2013

Perry indicted in kidnap, murder scheme

‘Rescue’ plot was for teen girl

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“Detectives also learned (Perry) had been diagnosed and treated for mental problems, which apparently played a part in his infatuation with this child,” Whitaker said in the press release. 
Detectives got a search warrant for Perry’s current address, 3559 North Ky. 1247, and allegedly discovered several items listed on Perry’s list of things needed for the plan, including tents, sleeping bags, camp clothing, and other survival items. 
No weapons were found during the search. 
Perry was initially arrested on an outstanding warrant on Sept. 5, 2013, and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center while the investigation continued. He has remained there on a $100,000 cash only bond since he was formally arrested in connection with the indictment on Oct. 5. 
The indictment alleges that Perry planned to kill three different victims through his plan to “rescue” the 16-year-old girl from her home. Whitaker confirmed that the plan included details on killing the 16-year-old’s parents and her sister. 
Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood said Calhoun’s decision to step forward and report the alleged plan allowed law enforcement officials to get to the bottom of the situation before anything occurred.
“Because of the report made by the acquaintance, Perry was not able to place this plan into action,” said Wood in a press release. “Although we cannot be sure if Perry would have actually carried out this plan, he is now in custody and this family is no longer in any danger.”
Det. Jon Hutchinson presented the case to the grand jury. 
Perry has a court date set for Oct. 24. 
The names of the 16-year-old girl and her family have not been released. 
An indictment is an accusation only, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court. 

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