A man with an extensive criminal history dating back more than 30 years has been convicted of kidnapping and robbery.
A jury on Wednesday found 53-year-old Anthony Duane Perry guilty of kidnapping for robbery, two counts of first-degree residential robbery, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
In 1995, Perry was convicted of possession of methamphetamine for sale and, based on his prior strike convictions under California’s “three strikes” law, he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In 2013, he was re-sentenced and released from prison under Proposition 36, passed by California voters in 2000, which requires that eligible nonviolent drug offenders be allowed to serve their time in a drug treatment program instead of prison or jail.
Eight months after his release, Perry, wearing a mask, approached a female victim outside her home. After robbing her at gunpoint, he forced her inside the house, made her undress, tied her up, and stole jewelry, cash and other items from her room. He then untied the victim and told her to get dressed because he was taking her with him, the news release said.
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Once she was untied, the victim ran down the hallway and woke her father. The father fought with Perry and tore off his mask, which was analyzed by the District Attorney’s Crime Lab and found to contain Perry’s DNA, according to the news release.
Detectives searched Perry’s house and located the clothing he wore during the robbery, the replica firearm he used and a distinctive Russian toy car taken from the victim’s home.
Perry’s criminal history includes a 1985 first-degree residential robbery, a 1985 attempted first-degree burglary, and a 1989 conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as the 1995 drug conviction, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Perry is to be sentenced Oct. 6 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Helena Gweon.