Former Anderson murder suspect in trouble with law again

Mar. 18—ANDERSON — An Anderson man who was freed after being accused of a 2016 murder is in trouble with the law again.

Tywaine Perry, 24, 2200 block of Fulton Street, was arrested recently on charges of dealing a narcotic drug, possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying of a handgun.

Perry is accused of committing these crimes while out on bond after a 2023 arrest by Anders police on felony charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, possession of cocaine, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.

Madison Circuit Court Division 6 Judge Mark Dudley has revoked Perry's bond on the 2023 case and. Perry's bond in the most recent arrest has been set at $25,000 full cash.

According to the probable cause affidavit in the July 2022 case, police were dispatched to the intersection of 23rd Street and Arrow Avenue after a report of guns and a suspicious vehicle.

When officers arrived, they saw a single gunshot fired from a vehicle, which failed to stop when police pursued it. Officers found the car wrecked and abandoned in the 2700 block of West 25th Street.

Inside the vehicle, officers reported, they found paperwork with Perry's name, a pistol and a spent shell casing, marijuana, cocaine and a controlled substance.

The owner of the vehicle told police that Perry was the last person to use the vehicle.

Perry was arrested in 2017 and charged with the 2016 shooting death of Carlson Conn and the wounding of Marcus Prickett.

Charges of murder and attempted murder were dismissed by the state after a first trial ended in a mistrial and a second ended in a deadlocked jury. The state dismissed the charges in 2022.

He had spent 18 months in the Madison County jail on the murder and attempted murder charges.

"After numerous, unexpected, inconsistent statements from multiple witnesses in this trial, I concluded that the State could no longer prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," " Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said when the murder and attempted murder charges were dismissed in April 2022.

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