Newport man faces charges after allegedly holding victims at gunpoint

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NEWPORT — David Perry, 41, on multiple charges following a Wednesday night incident on Third Street. Perry is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint in the first degree, and reckless endangerment.

The situation began at approximately 9:09 p.m., when Newport officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Third Street. Initial investigations revealed that Perry had allegedly held multiple individuals at gunpoint before fleeing the scene in a dark blue Dodge truck.

At around 10:43 p.m., the truck was spotted on Lake Road, leading to a high-risk traffic stop by Newport officers.

Perry was apprehended without incident. Further investigations determined that Perry had made death threats and physically threatened individuals with a handgun.

Perry is scheduled for arraignment in Orleans District Court on Thursday afternoon. The incident remains under active investigation by the Newport Police Department.

Chief Bingham commended the responding officers for their professionalism in safely resolving the situation.

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