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Father-son bonding goes too far in assault

Published 12:03am Saturday, May 5, 2012

NATCHEZ — A father-son duo was arrested Thursday on charges they savagely beat a man — even pursuing him into his home after an initial altercation was over — after he broke up an argument at a crawfish boil.

Alton Perry, 44, and Calvin Austin Perry, 18, both of 2361 McCall Creek Road, were arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault — manifesting extreme indifference to human life.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the incident happened the Wild Coyote Saloon at 85 Lake Montrose Road.

A crawfish boil was being hosted at the bar, and Mayfield said the victim — John Cupit, whose mother owns the bar — heard the noise of a verbal altercation from his adjacent residence.

The altercation was between two teens, and Cupit told the older of the two teenagers to leave the younger one alone, Mayfield said.

“When he did that, Calvin (Perry) ran over there yelled across to them and said he wanted to fight John,” Mayfield said. “When Calvin was talking to (Cupit), Alton came over and hit him on the left side of the head, stunned him and knocked him to the ground.”

Once on the ground, Calvin Perry allegedly started beating the victim in the face, Mayfield said.

The crowd was able to stop the beating, and Cupit’s girlfriend, Brandi Ladnier, was able to get away from the fight and into his house, but Mayfield said when he got into the house, the two attackers broke into the house and jumped on him again, beating him more.

The victim sustained serious injuries from the beating, having every bone on the right side of his face broken, along with his jaw and nose, Mayfield said.

Investigators are unsure if there is a connection between the beating and the initial altercation involving the teenagers, Mayfield said.

Both men were released on $5,000 bonds Thursday.

  • Anonymous

    Why were they released for just a 5K bond? All of those bones broken on the guy’s face! They should have been kept in jail.

  • Anonymous

    Violent trash.

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    Which judge set their $5,000 bonds?

  • Anonymous

    Democrat, can you tell us which Judge set this bond?

  • Anonymous

    Pure trash
     

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    Our county has many issues, but the biggest problem we have right now is our judges. Our crime rate is through the roof, and the judges just keep letting the criminals go. This has to change. We are not safe. None of us are.

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    The judge’s name should be part of the story every time a bond is set. Mr. Hogan, if you knew the amount of the bond, then you knew who set it and should have published that info. We deserve to know. These judges are paid by our tax dollars and need to be held accountable. Please start doing this for us.

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    By the way. I flagged my own comment for moderator action. I want my comment seen and I want to see the Natchez Democrat make it a policy to publish the judge’s name.

  • vilou09

    White trash at its finest…..

  • Anonymous

    Redneck garbage. Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge?????????????
    Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge????????????? Who was this judge?????????????  

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    Thugs are thugs. They come in all colors. We need to keep them off our streets.

  • Anonymous

    This should have been attempted murder. Not only the judge in this case but the DA as well for their trivialism. This legal insult is sickening.

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    Mississippi has no Attempted Murder charge. Aggravated Assault is the only option. Sad but true.

  • Anonymous

    That’s sad

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    I wonder did the Mother tare the daddys butt up carrying her baby boy in a bar ??!!!

  • Anonymous

    This trash, and I do mean trash, should be taken out and publicly flogged within an inch of their lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585705255 Kathy Dodge

    The family that commits felony assault together, stays together!

  • Anonymous

    A resounding agreement!!!  Crime knows NO color, creed, financial situation…it is everywhere!!

  • vilou09

    The American dream…..

  • Anonymous

    This goes BEYOND shocking!!!  Were they not taught right from wrong???  I want to see both of them punished to the absolute fullest extent of the law!!!!  I want them to enjoy their lives in prison.

  • Anonymous

    This is where the Public Square with the Whipping Post would come in handy. I’d pay to wield the whip for a few licks with it on thugs like this. All the thugs in the area and the world over, would know the citizens of Natchez Ms. are fed up with their actions and ‘ain’t’ gonna take it anymore. It takes a community to get rid of thugs. 

  • Mandy Halford

    Aint it strange how some stories they post have Every Little Detail in them and then some stories they post have No Detail In them At all? Keeps Me So Confused.

  • Anonymous

    Well for those of you in the blogging column who want to know “who was the judge” it was me!!  Charlie Vess aka Redsail.  I won’t hide, but mearly say I was not given “most” of the details or facts at the arraignment.  Possibly, if I had, bail would have been set higher.  The public outrage expressed by bloggers such as Wilson Phillips many times are justified, and I make no excuse based on facts during the arraignment as they were laid out before me.  That being said I will ask the county prosecutor if he plans to conduct a seperate bail hearing on these defendants.  Finally remember too…..”if” these defendants are bound over to the Grand Jury it could take up to 2 years for them to go to trial.  If they are found guilty of “simple assault” they could be sentenced up to 6 months in the Adams County jail in a few weeks and ordered to pay medical bills, fines, and other costs associated with this charge.  While “judge bashing” might seem “justified” to many I feel you should get all the facts before you want to “hang the judge” from his own courthouse lawn. Like you I welcome the Democrat to follow this or any other case they deem news worthy.  Beyond that because it is an “on going” case currently in Justice Court  I cannot comment about any specific points about the incident.

  • Anonymous

    To know the entire story would be to know who opened the cans of whoop ass!

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    Thank you Judge Vess. Your honesty and sincerity go a long way in answering our questions.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Judge Vess. In a lot of people’s opinion you are one of the judges that go the distance in complete fairness. I admire you even more to step up to the plate and help to straighen out our anger at this great injustice. I know you will use your great integrity to decide how to punish what these two people did to one of our citizens who only wanted to prevent trouble. I am so glad you will be handling the case. I know they will be fairly punished to the full extent on the law through your judgement. Thank you. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Judge Vess, because most judges will not take the time to explain anything to the citizens of adams county.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Judge Vess, because most judges will not take the time to explain anything to the citizens of adams county.

  • Anonymous

    I have one question: Why wasn’t the judge given all of the information before the bond was set? Whomever neglected to do their job by not supplying the info needs to be fired immediately.

  • Anonymous

    I have one question: Why wasn’t the judge given all of the information before the bond was set? Whomever neglected to do their job by not supplying the info needs to be fired immediately.