ALTON – A task force of law enforcement officials from multiple agencies arrested a wanted state and county fugitive in an Alton woman’s home Thursday, March 13.
Supervisor Tom Woods, of the U.S. Marshals Service in East St. Louis, said Aaron L. Perry was arrested in the 2900 block of Werges Avenue - his mother’s home - because of an outstanding warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections for violating a condition of his parole.
According to the IDOC website, Perry was listed as an absconder, or someone who fails to report to their parole officer.
Perry, who had been on parole from Vienna Correctional Center since Aug. 2, was serving an 18-month sentence for a felony conviction of manufacture or delivery of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis in Madison County.
He was also wanted on a Feb. 11 warrant from Madison County on unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Woods said Perry’s bond was set at $50,000 on those two felony charges.
He said the task force broke through the front door after Perry failed to come to the door when they called for him to come out.
“He wouldn’t come to the door,” Woods said. “We had to break the door down.”
He said Perry called out to the task force from the back of the home after they entered.
Woods said the task force has been on the lookout for Perry for “a couple of months.”
The task force consisted of representatives from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois, Illinois Department of Corrections, East St. Louis Police Department and the St. Clair Sheriff’s Office.
Alton Police Department assisted the task force on scene.