Beanbags and Battering Rams Bust Bad Boy

August 16 – Santa Barbara

Anthony Allen Perrie, 28, was due in Santa Barbara Superior Court on August 14th for a preliminary hearing on charges of domestic battery.  When he failed to appear, a $50,000 felony bench warrant for his arrest was issued.

Anthony Allen Perrie

According to Sgt. Riley Harwood, Santa Barbara Police Department Public Information Officer, Perrie was observed by patrol officers that same evening “standing on a corner” in an Eastside residential neighborhood.  Harwood reported that Sgt. Ken Kushner made contact with Perrie pursuant to the fresh arrest warrant, but Perrie fled on foot and entered a nearby apartment unit occupied by his mother.

With Kushner approaching the apartment, Perrie’s mother suddenly exited the residence and told Kushner and other responding officers that, as Harwood reported, “he had committed a strong-arm robbery against her and subjected her to death threats.” Kushner then made attempts to contact Perrie, demanding he exit the apartment, a suggestion that was summarily and repeatedly ignored by the suspect.

It became apparent to Sgt. Kushner that Perrie was in the act of barricading himself in the apartment, whereupon a request for an additional arrest warrant was made.  With responding SBPD units holding fast and Perrie giving no signs of surrender, three hours later—with a new arrest warrant for robbery, terrorist threats, and resisting an officer in hand—officers deployed a flash-bang grenade and used a battering ram to enter the apartment.

K-9 Unit Hondo was of help capturing the barricaded suspect

Kushner discovered that Perrie had indeed barricaded himself inside the unit’s bedroom, tying the door shut and preventing normal ingress with furniture and additional obstacles to entry.  The battering ram was again used to great effect, and when Perrie still refused to exit the room, SBPD canine “Hondo” was called into duty.  While the dog had limited success in extricating Perrie, officers stormed the room and fired multiple non-lethal beanbag rounds, which ultimately subdued him.

Perrie was taken into custody, transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and subsequently booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

Photos: courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking; Santa Barbara Police Department Canine Unit

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Beanbags and Battering Rams Bust Bad Boy was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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