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Friday, March 1, 2019

Canton Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

BOSTON – A Canton man was arrested yesterday and charged in federal court in Boston in connection with multiple armed robberies in Canton and Mattapan.

Jerron Perry, 27, was charged with interference with commerce by robbery and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Perry appeared in federal court in Boston yesterday and was remanded into custody pending a probable cause and detention hearing set for March 7, 2019.

According to the charging documents, on Sept. 22, 2018, Perry, wearing a mask, pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the store clerk of a Metro PCS store in Mattapan and demanded money from the register; he left the store with approximately $607. Perry is alleged to have robbed that same store again in the same manner on Oct. 25, 2018, stealing $359. It is further alleged that Perry committed a similar armed robbery at a convenience store in Canton on Oct. 31, 2018, stealing an unknown amount of cash.

A search of Perry’s residence on Feb. 28, 2019, resulted in the discovery of clothing that matched the suspect’s clothes and two shell casings. Due to a 2013 conviction for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, Perry is prohibited from possessing ammunition.

The charge of interference with commerce by robbery provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $ 250,000. The charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross; and Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore Merritt of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Violent Crime
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Updated March 1, 2019