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Canton Man Indicted For Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Canton man was indicted today in federal court in Boston in connection with multiple armed robberies in Canton and Mattapan.

Jerron Perry, 27, was charged with three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. Perry was arrested on Feb. 28, 2019, and charged by complaint; he has been in custody since.  

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 7-11 Convenience Store in Canton on Oct. 31, 2018, stealing an unknown amount of cash.

On Feb. 28, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Perry’s residence, where they discovered 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, which carries a sentence of more than one year in prison, Perry is prohibited from possessing ammunition.

Each 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 Field Division; Boston Police Commissioner William 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.


Updated March 28, 2019

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