David Perry, the only suspect in St. Pete Florida Police Cadet and ex-girlfriend Kelly Rothwell’s missing persons/ presumed dead investigation has pleaded NOT GUILTY to two counts of insurance fraud /grand larceny. Perry made his appearance in a Broome County courtroom, and is still free on his original $25,000.00 bond, posted after his initial arrest in July. The Grand Jury indicted Perry last week on the charges that he obtained over $100,000.00, including Social Security Disability benefits for his claimed injuries. He was represented by Elmira attorney Tom Reilly who argued the favorable outcome.
Perry is accused of lying about a work-related injury he said he sustained during an inmate fight at the Elmira Correctional Facility, where he worked as a Corrections Officer. Perry claimed to have been injured when wrestling an inmate to the ground, but eye witnesses who appeared before the Grand Jury last week dispute that.
According to WENY News, Perry current attorney, John Scanlon, had no comment.
So now what is the next step? A trial? A plea deal? Anybody know?ReplyDelete
Lawyer was Tom Reilly* The judge who arraigned him after the Grand Jury voted to indict him should have upped his bail/bond. This guy is a liar and a loose canon. Can't to wait to see how this plays out. God bless Kelly and her friends and family. May justice prevail.ReplyDelete