Flight From Police, Gun Charges Lead to 6-12 Year Sentence

 Dauphin County Judge Deborah Essis Curcillo today sentenced Montez L. Perry, 27, of Susquehanna Township, to six to twelve years in state prison on several charges pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement.  On March 22, 2016, Perry fled police after a standard traffic stop in the City of Harrisburg.  While Perry fled in his vehicle, he nearly struck a Dauphin County Probation Officer who attempted to detain him.  The following day, Perry’s vehicle was discovered at his home in Susquehanna Township and contained two handguns.  Perry was prohibited from possessing the handguns due to two prior felony drug convictions.  The defendant pleaded guilty to Person Not to Possess a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm Without a License and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  The case was investigated by members of the Harrisburg Police Street Crimes Unit and was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen R. Zawisky.  Zawisky applauded the investigative work of S.C.U. Officer Anthony Fiore who developed a strong case for prosecution.  Zawisky stated:  “The police in this matter took a standard flight from a traffic stop case and developed it into a great illegal gun possession case.  We now have two fewer illegal handguns on the street and the guy who had them is in state prison.”