FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Chapman
Phone: (904) 255-3004
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Aug. 9, 2017
PERRY SENTENCED TO 45 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED MANSLAUGHTER, OTHER CHARGES
State Attorney Melissa Nelson today announces the Honorable Angela M. Cox sentenced Dreshawn Tony Perry, 23, of Jacksonville to 45 years in Florida State Prison for two counts of Attempted Manslaughter with a Firearm, one count of Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by an Adjudicated Delinquent.
Perry was found guilty on June 21, 2017, of two counts of Attempted Manslaughter with a Firearm and one count of Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles. After the verdict, he pleaded guilty to the charge of Possession of a Firearm by an Adjudicated Delinquent.
Brandon Mundy, a victim, was part of a physical fight involving many men in the parking lot of an apartment complex on May 31, 2014. David Peterson, another victim, came out of an apartment. When Peterson came outside, Perry shot him in the chest before shooting Mundy in the shoulder. Peterson and Mundy retreated into an apartment that Perry then shot. Eyewitnesses from the apartment complex were able to identify Perry as the shooter. Perry fled the scene in a vehicle and took the firearm used in the shooting. The gun was never recovered, but a skull cap witnesses said Perry wore during the shooting was recovered and a DNA match was identified.
The case was investigated by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Lara Zaroulis Mattina and Rachel Algee.
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SAO4 Release – Perry Sentencing