Court records: Man accused of ramming police cars was trying to enter the bar with a gun
A 911 warden’s call about a man with a gun led police to a parking lot on Indianapolis’ northeast side, where a suspect rammed three law enforcement vehicles, according to court documents.
Antonio Perry, 37, wanted on domestic violence charges, is in custody after the collisions in 7500 block of North Shadland Street Early Saturday, according to police.
Members Indiana Gun Crime Task Force She was patrolling the area around 12:30 a.m. due to reports of recent car break-ins and violent crimes. That’s when they encountered Perry.
A detective saw Perry get out of a Chevrolet Suburban and yell at someone at the entrance of a nearby bar. Police allege Perry then returned to the SUV, retrieved a firearm and returned to the bar with the gun in his front shirt pocket. Perry was refused entry to the bar and returned to his car, according to probable cause for his arrest.
A few minutes later, police received a call from the bar’s bouncer reporting that a man outside was continuing to pull out a gun. Officers began driving into the parking lot with emergency lights on.
Officers stopped in front of the SUV while a detective in an unmarked vehicle pulled up behind the Chevrolet Suburban. Perry quickly accelerated into reverse, crashing into an unmarked Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department vehicle, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Perry then accelerated forward, striking an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police vehicle and an Indiana State Police vehicle. Perry got out of his car and was arrested. Officers found a firearm on the front passenger seat of the SUV, the affidavit said.
An Indianapolis police officer was taken to the hospital. He has since been released from medical care.
A second Indianapolis officer was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The three police vehicles were severely damaged in the accident.
Perry was arrested on preliminary charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous violent felon, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer causing injury, criminal recklessness, and resisting law enforcement.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision in this case.
Court records show Perry was also arrested on a warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous violent felon, intimidation, criminal recklessness, strangulation, domestic battery and criminal mischief.
In connection with those charges, Perry is accused of choking, punching and hitting his son’s mother with a broom outside a home on the east side of Indianapolis in September. The woman defended herself with pepper spray and then fled. Perry was also accused of pointing a firearm at the woman, threatening to kill her and shooting into her parked car in the driveway, according to court records.
Perry’s preliminary hearing in the domestic violence case is scheduled for Tuesday, while the district attorney’s office had not yet filed formal charges stemming from the police car collision at the time of this article’s publication.
Perry’s attorney has not yet been listed in online court records prior to publication.
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This article originally appeared on the Indianapolis Star website: Indianapolis crime: Man arrested for ramming police cars