Baltimore Felon Exiled to 30 Years in Prison For Carjacking and Use of a Gun in a Crime of Violence

PODSS Surveillance Cameras Recorded Crime

December 1, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Davon Perry, age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and use of a firearm in a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. Judge Motz enhanced Perry’s sentence upon finding that he was a career criminal based on three convictions for robbery with a deadly weapon and two convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Perry was convicted by a federal jury on July 22, 2008.

“We will not need to worry about Davon Perry carrying a gun on the streets of Baltimore for nearly thirty years, because there is no probation and no parole in the federal system,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Even if Mr. Perry behaves while in prison, his earliest release date will be in 2033.” Criminals who carry guns in Maryland are on notice about the stiff penalties that they face under the EXILE program.”

According to the testimony at the two day trial, on February 4, 2008, Perry carjacked his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and forced her to drive while he brutally beat her. Evidence at trial included camera footage of the abduction and beating from the Police Overt Digital Surveillance System. Perry threatened to kill the victim, so the woman pretended to cooperate with Perry and got out of the car. Perry then got out of the car, at which point the victim re-entered the car and attempted to drive away. Perry aimed the gun at her so the victim ducked down while she drove away and hit Perry with her car, breaking his leg. Perry then gave the gun to one of his friends ordering him to shoot the victim, but that individual left with the gun.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy thanked the Baltimore City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein and Ms. Jessamy commended Special Assistant United States Attorney Traci L. Robinson, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, who prosecuted the case.


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