Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shooting Suspect Violated Probation, Judge Rules

A federal judge has ruled that Kevin “K.P.” Perry violated the federal probation he was serving at the time when he shot four people in a North Naples nightclub in 2006.

U.S. District Court Judge John Steele’s eight-page ruling comes as a result of a three-day revocation hearing conducted in Steele’s Fort Myers courtroom in late April and early May. A sentencing hearing will take place later this month.

The state dropped charges against Perry, 31, 1873 52nd St. S.W., Golden Gate, in February, citing uncooperative witnesses.

Federal authorities have been holding Perry without bond since March 3 pending the outcome of the probation hearing.

The shooting happened April 22, 2006, at the Ridgeport Pub, 5425 Airport-Pulling Road, during a private National Football League draft party. Four people were injured. At the time, Perry was on federal probation following a 2002 conviction on a charge of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.