Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a subject this morning, who was wanted on a felony warrant and had barricaded himself in a relative’s apartment in Scituate, Rhode Island.
On March 16, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a subject identified as Adam J. Perry, age 32, of 447 Read School House Road, Coventry, Rhode Island, allegedly attempted to enter the residence of his estranged girlfriend in the City of Warwick. It was also reported that Mr. Perry also made harassing phone calls to the victim despite a Protection Order that had been issued by the Rhode Island Family Court. The Warwick Police investigated this incident, which resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for Mr. Perry for the following charges: Domestic Breaking and Entering, Harassing Phone Calls and Violation of a Protective Order.
At approximately 8:20 p.m., a relative of Mr. Perry’s contacted the Scituate Police reporting that Mr. Perry was inside her apartment located at 12 Hope Furnace Road, Scituate, Rhode Island. When police arrived, it was learned that Mr. Perry had dead bolted the door and made statements he was in possession of a knife. Efforts were made by the Scituate Police to have Mr. Perry exit the residence with negative results.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Scituate Police requested the assistance of the Rhode Island State Police. The Rhode Island State Police Tactical and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded to the scene and made numerous attempts to establish contact with Mr. Perry, which proved unsuccessful.
At approximately 8:23 a.m., Mr. Perry exited the residence and surrendered. He was placed in custody without incident by members of the State Police Tactical Team. A search of the apartment failed to reveal any weapons. A search of Mr. Perry’s residence in Coventry was later conducted and led to the seizure of three firearms.
Mr. Perry was returned to State Police Headquarters before being transported to the Third District Court in Warwick where he was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Edward Clifton on a charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was also arraigned by the Warwick Police on the charges alleged in the arrest warrant and was ordered held without bail. Bail was set on the State Police charge of $1,000 personal recognizance. He was also presented by the Attorney General’s Office as a bail violator on two prior misdemeanor charges for which bail was set at $10,000 with surety