Broadcast Time: 9:35 pm Date: September 28, 2023
On July 22nd 2023, at 2:15am, Sarnia Police Service (SPS) responded to a 9-1-1 call for an intruder inside a residence on Earlscourt Drive in the city of Sarnia.
The 81-year-old male victim was asleep inside his home when suddenly awaked by the accused standing in his bedroom. The victim, who had difficulty understanding the accused’s demands, was violently attacked and sustained extensive and serious injuries from an edged weapon. His injuries included multiple lacerations to his head and hands (requiring 100 stitches), and a fractured skull. The victim’s wife heard the commotion within the home from another room and called police. The perpetrator fled the scene with property belonging to the victim.
The Sarnia Police Service responded to the scene; however, a search for the suspect was unsuccessful. Investigative efforts over subsequent days included an extensive neighbourhood canvas and seizure of potential video surveillance images. A comprehensive ground search was conducted that resulted in forensic evidence being seized. The Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the Sarnia Police Forensic Identification Unit, identified items for further examination at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.
A supplementary public safety news release was issued on July 24th 2023.
Adon PERRY (23 yrs) of Sarnia has been identified as the person responsible for this violent attack. On September 28th, 2023 he was arrested by officers from the Sarnia Police Service.
At the time of this offence (July 22, 2023), PERRY was subject to a Recognizance of Bail for other violent offences, having been released from custody three days prior to this attack.
PERRY has been charged with the following offences and held for a bail hearing:
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
- 2 X Break & Enter – Commit (Dwelling)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
- Fail to Comply with Release Order
- Theft Under $5000
- Trespass By Night
The victim has experienced life-altering injuries and continues to endure medical complications because of this attack. He remains under ongoing medical supervision (outpatient care).
Chief Derek Davis states, “This violent attack was inflicted on an unsuspecting and vulnerable victim inside the sanctity of his own home. Identifying the person responsible has been a top priority for our police service. Our investigative team has worked tirelessly and we are pleased the person responsible has been identified and brought back before the courts.”
All Media Related Inquiries can be directed to:
Detective Sergeant Johann Lewis
519-344-8861 ext. 6200
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861.
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