A Perry Police Department investigation continues tonight after a man was detained shortly before 7 p.m. following a brief foot pursuit by Perry Police officers and a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy in the vicinity of 18th and Iowa streets in Perry. With weapons drawn, the local law enforcement officers subdued the man without incident.
A report about 6:45 p.m. of a young, black male with dreadlocks brandishing a firearm before a private citizen in the vicinity of 18th and Iowa streets in Perry led Perry Police officers to the area, and a further report the subject was proceeding northeastward led police to the 2900 block of Kading Road in Perry.
Perry Police Officer Josh Sparks said no charges have been filed and no weapon recovered as of 10:15 p.m. Friday.
In the incident, a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy flushed the man from his hiding place in the reeds along the pond to the west of the Kading Road housing tract. The man was running eastward from the pond, with the deputy sheriff in hot pursuit, when two Perry Police officers emerged from between two of the Kading Road units, weapons drawn, and the subject surrendered.
A crowd of onlookers quickly gathered as law enforcement detained the man, including a particularly belligerent man who appeared to be related to the detainee. The Perry Police officers left the detainee in the custody of the deputy sheriff and approached the belligerent individual and the crowd he was part of in order to calm the people down.
The detainee was handcuffed and placed in the sheriff’s vehicle while police pacified the crowd.
The identity of the young man has not been released, and no arrests had been made.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story when more information becomes available.