Kelly Rothwell

Kelly Rothwell
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Finally a Small Bit of Justice for Kelly Rothwell

Earlier this afternoon, David Perry, the only suspect in the disappearance and probable murder of Kelly Rothwell, was sentenced to 4-12 years in prison for the unrelated crimes of felony grand larceny and fraud. These charges stemmed from a Work-Comp related fraud case from 2003. Perry had claimed back in 2003 that he was injured in an inmate-related scuffle when he was a Corrections Officer at Elmira Correctional Facility in Elmira, New York. Several people who worked with him at the facility testified that Perry faked his injury and then bragged about how he had beaten the system.

At that time, Perry was able to obtain his New York state pension as well; because the fund that pays the pension is in Steuben County, New York, Perry is facing the same charges there too.

Steuben County DA Brooks Baker is still waiting for an appeal on a ruling that the search and seizure of Perry’s assets earlier this year was negated. Baker wants the seizure of assets to stand as proof of Perry’s ill-gotten gains from his fake injury.

Perry has also been collecting Social Security Disability. There is no information as to whether SS is investigating him at this time. But one would imagine that he obtained the SSID benefits based on the Work-Comp related assessment of injury. If those charges have been negated, then one would assume that his SS Disability will also be discontinued and Perry prosecuted for falsely claiming an injury. Ruh Ro…… With the government involved, could federal charges apply?

What does this do for Kelly Rothwell’s case? Perhaps while in jail and contemplating the rest of his miserable life, David Perry may feel compelled to confess. Does anyone think that he will last at LEAST 4 more years in a jail cell without feeling the compunction to make a possible deal?  Unfortunately most sociopaths have no conscience and Perry exhibits a great of sociopathic characteristics. He is a narcissist, an abuser and a user. He is also very smart. But it looks like his ‘smarts’ failed him this time, thanks to the tenaciousness of  both the Broome County and Steuben County DA’s office, certain New York state troopers (who ROCK btw) and the brave men who stepped forward, even under threats, to testify against him. There is no need to mention their names; they know who they are and their part in this conviction. At least now they can feel safe, knowing Perry won’t be roaming the streets.

Lauren Rothwell, Kelly sister, said this; “I’m just glad he’s off the streets. I feel better knowing that he’s going to stay in jail. But this is not justice for Kelly, its justice for the state of New York. Justice for Kelly will happen when it happens; when he is prosecuted for her murder. All this does is gives everyone more time to work on her case. He’s in jail where he belongs; he’s not in jail for Kelly but I have faith that that will come in time.”


Nancy Rothwell, Kelly's mother had this to say of today’s sentencing;  “The family and friends of Kelly have been so grateful that he’s been in jail for the past two years; he’s been off the streets and can’t hurt anybody like he did my daughter. He is harmful to society. I really want to thank all of the prosecutors and police who have given so much of their time in their efforts to get him convicted. I’m glad that the state of New York has been able to keep him behind bars for the crimes he committed in New York because that had given me some small measure of peace of mind.  That’s been over two years of his life that’s been taken away, that he’s lost. While that can’t bring Kelly back, I’m grateful that he’s suffering like he made her suffer.  And if or when he is ever released, you WILL hear his name at some point in news because I can’t imagine someone that evil would just fade away … sooner or later someone else will be harmed by his actions.”

This is a small but significant victory in the efforts to find out what happened to Kelly Rothwell.

The longer her killer sits in jail, the longer we have to find her and bring her home.


A Day of Reckoning and Justice

David Perry, the only suspect in the disappearance and probable murder of St. Pete Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell in March 2011 will face a Broome County, New York judge today. Perry will  learn his sentence, not in Kelly's murder, but on his conviction on grand larceny and fraud charges related to an alleged Work-Comp related injury from 2003. He was convicted after a second trial in September of this year and has been awaiting sentencing for those offenses.

Perry is also waiting on a Appeal and Memorandum of Law, filed by Steuben County DA Brooks Baker after Baker brought similar charges of grand larceny and fraud charges against Perry in Steuben County, where the funds for the Work Comp payments originated. Perry's house was raided and over $128,000 in small bills was found hidden in his home.In a stunning and strange turn, Judge Joseph Latham ruled that the seizure of Perry's assets be reversed. But in light of the Broome County conviction on the identical Steuben County charges, one would hope that the judge would see that Perry has been found guilty of those charges and will let the case be heard.

According to Steuben County DA Baker, the appeal of the seizure of assets is due to be heard soon, but he had no concrete date on that hearing.

Lets hope this is a day of reckoning; if David Perry sits in jail long enough and has a long enough sentence, then maybe he'll start talking about what he did to Kelly Rothwell. Maybe he'll finally tell someone where he put her body. Maybe....

Meanwhile Kelly Rothwell has been missing for almost three years. It's time to bring her home.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


David Perry, the only suspect in the probable murder of St. Pete Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell has been found GUILTY of fraud and grand larceny charges in a Broome County Court house today.
He has been remanded back to the jail without bail.
Perry, who has arrogantly maintained his silence over his missing ex-girlfriend Kelly Rothwell of Indian Rocks Beach, was found guilty in a second trial in Broome County, after his first trial ended in a hung jury this past August.
As I write this, I am sitting in a diner , so I will have to finish a more extensive blog post after lunch. I will have MUCH more on this a little later today!!!

FINALLY some sort of JUSTICE for Kelly...

More later.. Leigh

Monday, September 30, 2013

David Perry to Face Another Jury Monday, 9/30/13 in Fraud, Larceny Case

By Leigh Clifton

David Perry, the Elmira, New York man who is the only suspect in the 2011 disappearance and probable murder of his then- girlfriend St. Petersburg Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell faces a jury on Monday… Again… But not for Kelly Rothwell’s murder. Perry, who was living with Kelly at her Indian Rocks Beach, Florida condo in 2011, was charged with Grand Larceny and Fraud after claiming an injured back in a Work- Comp related incident when he was a Corrections Officer at Elmira Correctional, in Elmira, New York. The incident stemmed from a 2003 “red dot” call to a prisoner’s cell for a fight; Perry wasn’t supposed to respond but did so, then claimed he was slammed backwards on a prisoner’s bed, hurting his back.

Several eye witnesses testified that Perry was never actually IN the cell and that his claims of injury, which resulted in thousands of dollars in Workman’s Compensation , Social Security and pension payouts, were false.

Earlier in August of this year, Perry, who had been in jail in Steuben County on related charges and felony assault, was transported to Broome County to face a jury and answer the question as to whether or not he lied about his injuries in order to get benefits he was not entitled to.

On August 19th, a jury was unable to come to a conclusion, resulting in a hung jury. Perry walked out to freedom. According to one of the witnesses at the trial, Perry looked “horrible; gaunt and skinny, like he hadn’t eaten in a while.”  Gone was the boyish, surfer look, replaced by the classic “jail pallor” having spent almost two years in the county jails.

 On Monday, September 30, 2013, Perry faces a jury a SECOND time in his trial and this time the ADA will be ready for him… and so will the jury.

In Perry’s first trial, he was charming, smooth and convincing, according to a source at the trial. But this time the ADA is ready for Perry’s machinations and plans on letting the jurors know about his “wolf in sheep’s clothing” charm; a charm that may have ultimately and tragically precipitated
in Kelly Rothwell’s murder.

After his release, apparently Perry made some references to his “wife” Melissa Walker, who he claimed he was now free to spend time with. Thing is, she’s NOT his wife anymore. Melissa Walker divorced David Perry while he was in jail, on July 24, 2012, having filed earlier that year in January, according to the Hawaii Clerk of Court Public Records. There is no information that states she may still be in contact with him. But I hope for her sake, she realizes how lucky she was to get away….

Knowing Perry, he is probably already trolling the internet, looking for his next conquest (read victim).

No one knows how a jury up there in New York is going to react to the evidence the ADA presents them this time; hopefully it will include the photos of Perry practicing his  windsurfing techniques in the Gulf of Mexico with his “badly injured back”. The saddest thing about those photos is that Kelly is in the background in a few of them; a young, wistful woman, so full of life that was taken way before her time.

 Also, I do hope that somebody kept tabs on Perry while he was awaiting this second trial; I’ve always contended that he allegedly killed Kelly and brought her up to New York, where he knew no Pinellas County Sheriff, whose office is investigating the case, would have the time or resources to look for her. Like any sociopathic predator, most people like to return to the scene; it gives them a sense of control, something Perry, with his severe OCD, seems to crave incessantly. I would venture to say that Perry, who considers himself superior in intellect and looks (although not any more, from the witness description) thinks he may well have gotten away with Kelly’s murder. It has always been my theory that she is up in New York. Someone who is as much a control freak as Perry is would want to keep revisiting the scene, as much for reassurance of his prowess and cunning as well as to confirm his crime. Remember, he was part of the legal system as a C.O. so he knows how to get away, literally, with murder. Just keep your mouth shut.

And what about that red truck? According to a source close to the investigation, days after Perry fled to Florida the night Kelly went “missing”, a red truck showed up in his driveway… a red truck that two weeks later he drove down to Florida, supposedly to give to his son. How brilliant a plan would that be if he had used that truck to move Kelly’s body from the back of his blue Honda to transport it to her final, sad and solitary resting place. Then clean it and drive it down to Florida where no one would think to test it for DNA….

Remember, his blue Honda, which Kelly had ridden in and driven in hundreds of times, had NO female DNA in it... NONE according to Sheriff Gualtieri. And when Perry finally gave UP the car to the NY police, two weeks after he had fled up to Elmira, there was  such a pervasive smell of bleach and industrial cleaner that one officer said he could smell it five feet from the car. NO DNA? TRULY???  So was the red truck processed?

According to Detective Mike Bailey, of the Pinellas County Sheriffs office, that information is part of the ongoing investigation in Florida.

But any trace evidence would have been lost anyway possibly; it’s been too long since Kelly Rothwell went “missing.” I wonder what opportunities were lost that might have helped get proof of Perry’s involvement? Did it even occur to the Sheriff’s office that that is what he might have done? I guess we’ll never know.

I know one thing; Kelly Rothwell is still missing and I contend that David Perry knows where she is and what happened to her.

But on Monday, Perry will once again face a Broome County jury on Larceny and Fraud charges. There is still an appeal pending from Steuben County DA Brooks Baker on the charges in Steuben County and the Forfeiture of Assets to be heard later this fall.

Can someone please tell me how a judge can overlook it when a guy who is a suspect in a murder investigation, as well as Grand Larceny AND Fraud, has his house searched, they find $128,000 dollars in small bills hidden away under his dresser, a brand new car, which would require little maintenance and purchased with CASH, a drivers license with the name David Walker on it, (perfect for Mexico)  numerous “toys” like expensive motorcycles and snow mobiles and then STILL  grants him the right to get those things  back.. REALLY???? The cash wasn't just a BIT of a red flag Judge??? Driver’s license, obtained 6 months from the date Perry married Melissa Walker and changed his name to hers (briefly)... An International driver’s licenses with a WAITING period of... wait for it… six months?  Does anybody else think he just used Melissa Walker to get her last name on his license so he could disappear to Cabo and live the surfer life?

Where did the cash come from? Is Perry Mr. Thrifty?? Or did he just drive a LOT from Florida to New York… New York to Florida, etc.  (I mean a LOT)

Pretty soon (hopefully) “Teflon Dave” will get caught up in his own web of deception.

But it can’t come soon enough for the Rothwells.

They wanted to be at the Courthouse on Monday, but they got notice about the re-trial on Friday, too late for the arrangements to be made.

So they, like all of the rest of us, must trust in a New York legal system that has been quite disappointing in the past.

Let’s get it right this time.

Kelly Rothwell deserves better…


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Human Skeletal Remains Are More Likely Male

The human skeletal remains found in Athens Township,PA, last Friday, March 8th,  are more than likely that of a male, a source close to law enforcement told me earlier tonight.

What looked like a promising lead or clue to the case of missing St. Petersburg Florida Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell seems to be just another disappointment and frustration in this saga of love, betrayal, and likely murder.

Law enforcement close to the David Perry/ Kelly Rothwell case were momentarily hopeful that at last Kelly Rothwell had been found. David Perry, an Elmira resident and only suspect in her disappearance, lived just 15 minutes from the area where the human remains were found. And more than one person thought that he may have buried her body somewhere close.

"Dave knows that whole area really well and we used to skinny-dip in those natural pools of water left over from the digs,"  said Luana Greenfield, Perry's first wife. "It would not be a surprise to me if they did find Kelly's remains there; he always said he would kill me and throw me in the river. I truly believe that he could do that; no question in my mind."

Perry's second wife, Melissa Walker is stationed in Hawaii at an Army hospital there. Despite her protests that she was divorcing Perry, there has been no confirmation that the divorce actually happened. It seems that she and Perry have maintained a contact during the entire time he has been in jail on  Grand Larceny, Fraud and most recently, Felony Assault charges stemming from a jailhouse altercation with another prisoner, William Hargrave. Hargrave had to be briefly hospitalized with a head laceration. Perry complained that his back was re-injured as a result of the assault.

But the Bradford County Coroner's office is still trying to positively identify the remains, which were originally noted as a small female; it caused such a stir among those of us who have been looking for Kelly and trying to keep her name out, front and center, we all started to hold out some hope.

Meanwhile, another family is holding out hope for some semblance of closure, however sad, that this latest find might help them put a mystery to rest and  help a family begin to heal.

If not the Rothwells,then perhaps someone else will sleep easier tonight, knowing that their loved one will finally be at rest.

So sad that the Rothwells don't have that luxury.. Kelly Rothwell is still missing... after two years of agony her family still waits. Meanwhile the person who knows what happened to Kelly sits in a Broome County jail cell, overconfidant that he will never get caught,

Rest in peace, whoever you are among those remains...

Kelly Rothwell is still out there.. we're waiting to bring you home.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Could This be Kelly Rothwell? Human Remains Found 15 Minutes from Elmira

In a strange and bizarre twist, on a sad day of  the two year anniversary of Kelly Rothwell going missing, what is thought to be female human remains have been found near the Dalrymple Gravel Pits in  Athens Township, a small borough in Pennsylvania, just over the line from New York. Not so coincidentally, this area also happens to be about 15 minutes from David Perry's house in Elmira. Perry is the only suspect in the case of missing Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell from Indian Rocks Beach Florida. He has steadfastly refused to discuss any possible involvement of her disappearance with authorities.

But could this be the break we've all been hoping for? The local gravel pits,which are near where the skeletal  remains were found are located very near the Chemung River, which flows through New York and Pennsylvania. The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 flooded the Susquehanna River, which pushed through the Chemung River levee on the other side, damaging it.  The town of Athens sits between the two river's confluence, the Susquehanna and the Chemung, five miles south of the New York line in Bradford County. Athens and the surrounding areas sustained heavy flood water damage.
According to different news  sources, and, the remains were found on Friday March 8th and are now in the hands of the local coroner.

What I find most interesting are two things; David Perry had always threatened his first wife Luanna  with killing her and throwing her body in the Chemung River.AND If  David Perry DID kill Kelly Rothwell, take her body to New York and weighted her down in the Chemung with large rocks, he certainly wasn't counting on Tropical Storm Lee (can that be a coincidence??) to push  both the Susquehanna and the Chemung Rivers past flood stage engorging several of the surrounding small towns under feet of water. The Chemung levy  sustained substantial damage; could a weighted body farther north in the river have broken loose in the violent rush of the flood waters and deposited the skeletal remains near Athens, where the two rivers meet? The direction of the flow seems possible... Perry was seen by locals with his red kayak strapped to a truck in his driveway early one morning shortly after arriving back in Elmira, days after Kelly went missing in Florida and he took off for Elmira,.....Just a thought.

Another thought is that these remains might be the missing wife and presumed dead wife of Calvin Harris, a famous murder case in that area, where he was convicted of murder, even without her body ever being found. Harris'statements of "no body, no proof, no crime" ring eerily in my ears coming very close to several of the Facebook posts on some of the Kelly pages that stated virtually the same thing. Whether these posts on the Kelly pages were Perry's, we'll never know unless police somehow get his computer and study it forensically. But they were really sickening, to say the least.

Now I have always maintained that I think David Perry killed Kelly Rothwell and took her body to New York. Some have said that that isn't "logical".. but nothing in Perry's violent and sordid past has ever made a lot of 'logical" sense. People like him ARE unpredictable.. I can see him driving up from Florida with her body in his trunk. I think he hid her in some sort of canvas sail bag and then put camping equipment over top of her to hide her. Perry has always been a charmer.. if he got stopped for some reason, he would probably use his past CO experience to develop a camaraderie with a cop.. you know, "we're all on the same side" etc. What possible reason would a cop have to look in the trunk of a blue Honda with an ex -CO brother behind the wheel? He probably counted on that scenario. I think he is so overly confident in his abilities, that he wouldn't have thought twice about getting stopped.

So,what if he did dispose of Kelly's body in the river.. remember, her heavy geode rocks were missing... rocks that weighed upwards of 15-20 lbs each. Kelly was a small woman, under 5'4" and a bit over 100 lbs.

If he DID do this to the woman who was his "soul" mate, then I assure you that if those remains ARE Kelly Rothwell, then Perry wasn't quite as smart as he thought he was..
He wasn't counting on a storm named Lee.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Two Years and Little Hope As the Sky Weeps for Kelly Rothwell...

It's been two years today, on March 12, 2011, that St. Petersburg Police Cadet Kelly Rothwell had lunch with a friend, drove home to the condo in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida that she shared with her then- boyfriend, retired Elmira, New York Corrections Officer David Perry, with the intention of finally breaking free of their tumultuous and violent relationship. Kelly had finally found the strength to leave the controlling, obsessive/compulsive and abusive Perry, who had a long and lengthy history of violence towards women. Soft-spoken and slender at just under 5'4",  Kelly had become empowered with her new-found fortitude by way of the  St. Petersburg Police Academy; she  had enrolled, much to everyone's surprise, in the cadet class and became a leader among her peers and a force to be reckoned with. She was a month from graduation and a new life. She never made it...

"She grew out of her shell and became a strong and well-respected leader among the cadets", St. Pete Police Academy ( now retired) Director John Dressback told me in 2011. " She was a friend to everyone who knew her and everybody liked her," he had said with a slight waver in his voice.

Kelly had shown a special interest in the area of  Domestic Violence at the Academy and many felt that her desire to leave David Perry stemmed from the confidence she was starting to feel as she learned more and more about women who overcame serious domestic and physical abuse, often at the hands of the people who purported to "love' them.

But Kelly would never see the day of graduation, never again feel the soft light of the sun on her face, never again see a family that David Perry did his best to isolate her from, a family that loved and missed her.
In an instant, Kelly was missing; David Perry suddenly cleaned up the condo they shared, and then took off suddenly, showing up in Elmira, New York the next day at his home there. He told his daughter Brittney and her husband Kyle who were living in the Elmira home at the time that they were "going to hear a lot about him in the next couple of days and to not believe it". Then he took off again. It was then that I think he left with Kelly's lifeless body still in his trunk, and headed out of town in a hurry. He was traced to several places; he told someone that he was going to "look for Kelly at her favorite spot." He was traced to Oklahoma, where he stayed a few days at a hotel off of the highway, then his trail went dark. He ended up back in Elmira about a week later, refusing to allow New York authorities, working with Pinellas County detectives  to search his car. It was only after two weeks had gone by, March 24th, that Perry finally relinquished the car to New York detectives. They said there was a pervasive smell of disinfectant and bleach. Curiously, there was NO female DNA found at ALL in the car... highly unusual as Kelly and he used to drive together in that blue Honda all the time. The car had been wiped clean by the obsessive /compulsive neat freak, who once yelled at Kelly's sister for putting a water bottle on the counter at their condo.

The Pinellas County investigation into Kelly's disappearance is still on-going, according to the lead detective Mike Bailey, who said that admittedly its hard to go forward with so little evidence
"But," he said, " there have been leads and phone calls that have come in and we have pursued every one of them. And we've  looked at these leads more than once and we're continuing to pursue them."
But Bailey admits that without Perry's or his family's cooperation,it is much more difficult to find the smoking gun; the one piece of evidence that could solve the case and the mystery that is Kelly's disappearance.
I asked Bailey if he thought that Perry would have taken Kelly's body to New York after he allegedly killed her. It has always been my theory that he did. Bailey is not so sure.

"It doesn't seem logical that someone would drive that far with a body in the trunk. Common sense says that a person wouldn't do that, but I guess anything's possible." When I asked Bailey if he thought that Kelly's body could be in New York, he replied, "New York is a big place."

But I think that Perry DID drive Kelly's body after he killed her that Saturday afternoon; he comes from New York and knows the area well. He has hunted the vast woods up there and would know just where to put Kelly were no one would be looking for her. He has counted on the fact that Pinellas County Sheriffs wouldn't have the resources to follow up on possible leads or be able to search such a large area The New York authorities are frustrated as well; some think that she is up there too. But Kelly's disappearance is not their case; they are only pursuing him on the charges of Felony Grand Larceny and Fraud. But some have admitted that there is a real possibility that Kelly's remains lie somewhere upstate.  If this is the case, then David Perry may have committed the perfect crime.. a heinous crime against a beautiful young, vibrant woman who only wanted to make the world a better place, through service and goodness.

Today is especially hard on Kelly's family; it is a milestone anniversary and a sad mystery that seems to have no end in sight for an acceptable conclusion, that of finding Kelly and bringing her home. They are in limbo in the grief process.
Said Kelly's Mother Nancy Rothwell last night, "You have your good moments and your black ones, but we have to go on. Its the not knowing that is so hard to deal with. But Kelly's sister Kristen called me to check on me tonight; and she said something so beautiful; she said that Kelly was a very beautiful person and that she was dearly missed. I'm thinking of her, she said. I thought that was such a beautiful thing to say and Kristen was so right about that. Kelly was a wonderful daughter. I miss her and its tough sometimes..." Nancy's voice trailed off. The family on the whole is doing better; they've come together more as a result of such a tragic loss.

Lauren Rothwell, one of Kelly's two younger twin sisters was sad but also realistic.

She had this to say, " Its not giving up or moving on. We've just moved forward. Kelly was all about moving forward. I believe that this is what she would want. Its not the circumstances surrounding her death, but the circumstances surrounding her life that keep us going. In that way, we honor her every single day.”

Meanwhile David Perry sits in jail in New York. According to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, one of the two DA's that are prosecuting Perry in two different counties, Perry's defense attorney has refused to respond. He is moving forward with the felony assault charge that Perry incurred when he tried to put  another prisoner, William Hargrave, through a wall last fall. Hargrave sustained enough injuries that he required hospitalization. Baker is currently waiting on Motions for that.

Baker also filed an Appellate brief in response to the Grand Larceny charges that were dropped on Perry last fall. Baker feels confident that the charges will be restored.  " We have moved the court to settle the record as defense counsel refuses to respond.".
 Neither Perry or his attorney John Scanlon has said much of anything. In his last court appearance, Perry repeatedly pleaded the 5th, refusing to answer. Instead he sat with a smirk on his face in the courtroom..

So where are you Kelly Rothwell? How could such a kind soul as you been subject to the evil that is David Perry?
I woke up this morning and the sky was black and rain was falling. It looked so sad and dismal  and I thought, "the sky is weeping for Kelly, weeping for what was, weeping for what could have been."

Hopefully one day you will have justice. I still wear my bracelet with your name on it.. it is a constant reminder that you're not where you're supposed to be... home with your family. You were betrayed by people who said they loved you and you deserved so much better..

So on this two year anniversary, I wish you and your family some modicum of peace. And  I pray that justice will come to you finally. Because you are still missing.... and it's time to come home...


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Steuben County DA Brooks Baker to File Appeal in Grand Larceny Ruling

David Perry, the only suspect in the case of missing and presumed murdered St. Petersburg Florida Police cadet Kelly Rothwell has been sitting in a jail cell in Broome County, New York, awaiting trial on charges of Grand Larceny and Fraud.
The charges stem from an alleged Work Comp related injury at the Elmira Correctional Facility where Perry was employed as a Corrections Officer. Perry claimed to have been injured while helping to subdue an inmate, although numerous accounts say he was never in the inmate's cell and had no contact with him. He has collected over $350,000.00 in payments for his "injury" including a pension from the state of New York.

Last April, Perry attacked an inmate at the Steuben County Jail, putting the inmate in the hospital with a head laceration. Ironically, Perry himself claimed injury, citing his back was re-injured (coincidentally the same injury he allegedly sustained in the 2003 jail incident.)

According to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, Perry has recently been arraigned on  Felony Assault indictment from the jail assault and an appeal on the reduction of Felony Grand Larceny charges will be filed next week.

Will David Perry be found guilty of the larceny charges? Who knows? It seem that Justice is exceptionally blind when it comes to his cases up in New York. How someone like him seems to be skating along without repudiation is a mystery to everyone, especially those  have  felt his wrath firsthand and lived in fear of him.

Next month marks the two year anniversary of Kelly Rothwell going "missing".
When will SHE get justice? When will Florida law enforcement place this case as a priority, especially since it was one of their own? Why have they been essentially silent for TWO years?

Because Kelly Rothwell is STILL missing.... and she deserves better than this..

This article contains information that was obtained exclusively by me, is copyrighted and cannot be used or reproduced in any way without my express permission for it's reproduction unless/ and/ or/ is expressly attributed to Leigh Clifton and Tampa Bay Crime Report. Leigh Clifton © 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

David Perry Moved from Steuben Jail to Broome County to Face Charges There

 In what at first appeared to be a stunning miscarriage of justice, David Perry was released from the Steuben County jail today, where he was being held on Fraud and Larceny charges stemming from allegations he bilked the State of New York out of over $300 grand in disability payments.

But not so fast people; Perry was  MOVED to the Broome County jail, where he is was initially charged with the same similar Fraud and Larceny charges and is  presently being held there to face those first. According to a jail spokesperson, Perry was moved to Broome on a Bench Warrant from Judge Martin Smith, the same judge who allowed Perry to go to Hawaii for a month last year where he married Melissa Walker, a woman he met on Craig's List. Perry still must answer as well to charges of  Felony Assault on a prisoner while he was at the Steuben County jail last year.

Steuben County DA Brooks Baker explained that even though the prisoner that Perry assaulted may decline to press charges, the State is the one who ultimately decides whether Perry will face a judge on those charges.

 Last November, a judge awarded Perry back his seized assets including money totaling over $124,000 in small bills hidden behind a dresser that Perry never claimed in his financial statement to the court, as well as a brand new copper colored Honda he paid for with cash, snow mobiles, motorcycles and other sundry items... ALL purchased with money from where? His disability benefits? Hardly...
There is no information that Perry has actually received any of the cash plus interest back into his accounts.

Perhaps he had a side job?  Was that where he was getting his extra cha-ching?

Well, don't get too cocky Perry.

I hope you enjoy your Broome County jail cell.. I wonder if its the same one you had before?

Now wouldn't that be special for you?

David Perry is and always has been the only suspect in the disappearance and probable murder of St. Petersburg police cadet Kelly Rothwell, who went missing almost two years ago on March 11, 2010 after going home to their Indian Rocks Beach, Florida condo to break up with her then boyfriend of three years, David Perry.
She was never seen again. Perry has refused to answer any questions about Kelly or her disappearance and he remains the last person to see her alive.

Meanwhile, Kelly is still missing... and Perry needs to answer for it.


David Perry mug shot