Cuyahoga County

Larue Perryman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Carjacking & Robbing Several Victims



CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Larue Perryman, 20, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing and carjacking several innocent individuals within 9 hours in three cities: Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and Mayfield Village. The Judge fined Perryman $35,000 but would consider waiving the sanction if Perryman discloses his accomplices.  

Prosecutor O’Malley said, “Larue Perryman is another serial robber and carjacker who has been taken off the streets of our community. His brazenness and disregard for the lives of innocent people was evident during his crime spree that occurred in several eastern suburbs over a short period of time. He was arrested by the hard work of the Cleveland Heights Police Department.”

Perryman committed the following crimes between 10:40pm on Saturday, Oct. 29th and 7:30am on Sunday, Oct. 30th, 2016: 

Perryman walked up to an 18-year-old high student walking to friend’s house near Berkshire and Norfolk Rds. in Cleveland Heights. The defendant pointed a gun at the victim and stole his car keys and cell phone; he forced the victim to give him the phone’s passcode, which he used during his crime spree to make calls and take pictures of himself. He stole the victim’s black Range Rover and used during his crime spree.   
Perryman, along with an unidentified male, pulled up to a young couple walking on Lynnfield Rd. in Shaker Heights. They exited the vehicle, pointed guns at the victims, demanding money. The victims attempted to walk away. The male victim was pistol whipped several times in the head. The defendant fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.
Early Sunday morning around 6:30am, Perryman was driving eastbound on Wilson Mills Rd. near Som Center Rd. in Mayfield Village. He made a U-turn in the middle of Wilson Mills Rd. to cut off a vehicle driving westbound. The defendant blocked both lanes causing the vehicle to stop. The defendant exited the vehicle and began to approach the victim’s vehicle brandishing a gun. The passenger, a 23-year-old male, excited the vehicle’s front passenger door to defend himself by pointing his gun at the defendant. The defendant retreated to the Range Rover and fled the scene westbound on Wilson Mills toward SOM Center Road. The male victim is a licensed CCW holder. The driver was a 54-year-old female friend; his 5-year-old nephew sat in the backseat. The victims had gotten up early to drive to the Ohio State Fair.

An hour later around 7:30am, the defendant targeted another victim who was standing outside of an apartment building in a parking lot at 30 Severance Circle, in Cleveland Heights. The victim had just arrived and parked his vehicle. As the victim exited his car, he noticed a black Range Rover entering the parking lot. The Range Rover pulled toward the victim and the driver, Perryman, pointed a gun at him and demanded that he turn over his wallet, phone, and car keys. A second unidentified male and an unidentified female exited the Range Rover, took the stolen keys and drove off in the victim’s silver Mazda. 
Two days later on Tuesday, November 2nd at 4:00am, Cleveland Heights Police located the stolen Range Rover on Mayfield/Warrensville Center Rd. near 4859 Case Court, in Cleveland Heights. Police attempted to make a traffic stop. The Range Rover stopped and a female driver exited with her hands up. The defendant jumped from the rear seat into the driver’s seat and fled the area. The police immediately pursued him until he stopped the car. The defendant attempted to flee on foot, but police apprehended him.  The stolen cell phone from the first crime was immediately located on the driver’s floorboard.

The defendant, 17 at the time, was bound over to the General Division from Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court Judge issued a $25,000 bond which he posted and was released with an electronic ankle monitor. He cut off the ankle monitor and fled. 
On February 28, 2018, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit tracked Perryman to his mother’s apartment in Cleveland.  Officers searched the unit with permission from the person who answered the door.  They found Perryman hiding under a pile of cloths inside a closet. Perryman gave the officers a false name. With hands cuffed behind his back, he attempted to flee as he walked outside with the officers. He jumped a fence but was immediately apprehended.

Perryman pled guilty to the following charges - four counts of Aggravated Robbery (which included one 3-year Firearm Specification and two 1-year Firearm Specifications), Failure To Comply, Having Weapons Under Disability, and Escape.  He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.