Kearse Back In Federal Custody After Prison Stint

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Chattanooga man who did a stint in federal prison on a firearms charge is back in custody. 

Authorities said Perry Kearse did not go to CADAS for drug treatment and did not report to the probation office after his release.

Kearse is due to appear before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice on Dec. 30.

Kearse in August of 2012 was sentenced to serve 27 months in federal prison. However, he was already out by Aug. 26 of this year when he was placed under two years of supervised release.

A notice of violation of probation was filed against him last month.

Kearse had been charged with Ricky Lebron Davis in a string of violent home invasions in North Chattanooga. They were tracked down by police with the help of several surveillance devices. However, charges against Davis were dismissed based on a search warrant not being obtained on a GPS device placed on his car. Davis has since picked up a series of new burglary cases. 


Kearse had a charge of aggravated robbery as well as aggravated burglary charges dismissed in state court. He got a two-year term for theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

In those cases, the state called three witnesses who told of seeing a green Ford Taurus leaving the scene of different burglaries and robberies in North Chattanooga. A woman testified that an intruder held a gun on her and took two laptop computers from her. A man said a robber who fled in the green car fired a shot at him.

Federal authorities said they lost track of Kearse after his federal release. They said Lisa Davis, sister of Ricky Davis, advised them that he was no longer living with her.


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