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Death Threats Lead to Arrest of Crockett Man


By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – A Crockett man is still in custody after a stand-off with police on Sunday evening.

Zvondrich Diante Perry, 25, was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly threatened to kill a neighbor.

According to information from the Crockett Police Department, officers were dispatched at approximately 8 p.m. to the 100 block of J.B. McDuff Drive, following the reported threats. The PD further indicated Perry had previously made threats of this nature towards his neighbors.

Once officers arrived at the scene, they went to Perry’s residence to speak with him. However, Perry would not answer the door after repeated attempts were made by the police. In addition, he would not exit the residence.

Following two hours of attempts at negotiation, officers obtained a search warrant to enter the residence and forced their way into the house.

After police officers secured the scene, Perry was arrested without incident and transported to the Houston County Jail. He was booked into custody on one count of making a terroristic threat.

Under Texas law, making a terroristic threat is considered a Class B misdemeanor. : According to Section 12.22 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a Class B misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $2,000; confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days; or both such fine and confinement.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 20, Perry was still held on a $2,000 bond.

Will Johnson may be reached via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.

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