David Perry, arrested on Felony Grand Larceny and Insurance charges for the alleged defrauding of Workman's Comp for an injury has been released on a $25,000 Bail bond Friday afternoon,according to Clerk of the Court Sallie Young.
Perry, who was in court wearing an orange prison jump suit, was released with a bond provided by Anthony Roberts, a local bail bondsman in Binghamton, New York.
The bond used Perry's property at 1708 W. Church St. in Elmira as collateral but the bond was a cash bond, not a property bond. Perry's property has no mortgage and was used a guarantee for cash payment.
Perry was admonished by Judge Martin Smith about jumping bail and to appear for any court dates mandated by the County Court.
The next step will be for the Broome County D.A.'s office to convene a Grand Jury, if it feels it has enough evidence to prosecute Perry on the felony charges. Perry may also enter a plea which could be accepted by the A.D.A. Sandra Cardone, who is assigned to the case.
If Cardone feels a Grand Jury is warranted, Perry is allowed to be present and can be questioned by the jurors but his attorney will not be allowed in the proceedings. The Grand Jury proceedings are private.
If the Grand Jury finds sufficient evidence that a prosecutable crime has occurred, they will convene and hand down an indictment. Perry also has the option of pleading to the charges. The Grand Jury may also send the case to be heard in a lower court, with a reduced charge considered.