David Perry, the only suspect in the case of missing Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell was arrested earlier today on Grand Larceny charges stemming from The New York State Pension Fund in Steuben County, NY. The charges stem from money that was paid to Perry as part of his retirement package from the New York Correctional Facility in Elmira. Because Perry was allegedly injured in an inmate altercation in October of 2003,he received a greater part of his pension than he would have been if he had just retired after his 25 years...
According to sources close to the case, NY State police and West Elmira troopers surrounded Perry's house and he surrendered without incident.
The charges are listed as a CLASS C felony according to law enforcement. Perry was arraigned in Steuben County and is currently being held in the Steuben County Jail on $100,000.00 cash or $200,000 property bond. Perry's 1708 West Church Street house is valued at approximately $78,000.00. Perry used that property for his FIRST bail, from charges of Grand Larceny and Fraud stemming from the New York State Insurance Fund in Broome County, which paid Perry Workman's Comp benefits. He cannot use that property as bail collateral again.
Perry was attempting to sell the property and it was listed with an agent.
Below are the explanations of a Class C Felony, as defined by NY State Law:
Class C felonies include:
• burglary in the 2nd degree
• grand larceny in the 2nd degree
• forgery in the 1st degree
• criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 1st degree
• promoting prostitution in the 1st degree
• manslaughter in the 2nd degree
• arson in the 2nd degree
• robbery in the 2nd degree
• criminally possessing narcotics in the 1st and 2nd degrees
Typically 10 percent fee is paid to bail bondsman who, in turn, pledges money to the court and agrees to be responsible for the debt. In the case of accused of federal offenses, the fee may be as high as 15 percent. A commercial bail bondsman, who is in the business of posting bond for a fee. The accused, the accused's family and/or friends will pay the bondsman's fee. No money is refunded. The initial payment is a fee to the bail bondsman. Bondsman may hire bounty hunter to locate the accused and bring him to court. The bondsman can sue the accused to recover any money that may have been forfeited to the court.