The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on August 25, 2021, a Bay County jury found Ivan Ferrer Perdomo guilty as charged of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, False Imprisonment, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, and Tampering with a Victim or Witness.
Perdomo was a long time friend of the victim and, at the time, was out on parole for prior felony sentences he had received. An argument earlier in the day involving a woman led to the victim calling police. Perdomo, knowing his parole would be violated, ran from police, later disclosing that he had hidden in an unknown crawl space under the floor in the victim’s laundry room. Hours passed and Perdomo emerged from his hiding spot and attacked the victim with a knife while the victim was in the shower. Perdomo then made the victim get dressed after cutting him in the face with the knife. Perdomo beat the victim, tied his hands and legs, and gagged him. Perdomo robbed the victim of his money, medication, and truck. Perdomo then told the victim that if the victim made a sound prior to him leaving, he would kill the victim and the victim’s sister, who was in the kitchen. Perdomo then left the bedroom, stealing the truck and all the victim’s phones. Perdomo later fled to Miami and to Texas before being apprehended with the help of the U.S. Marshals.
The case was investigated by the Panama City Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Peter Overstreet and Jae Hee Kim. The Defendant was immediately sentenced to life in prison as a Prison Releasee Reoffender by the Honorable Judge Christopher Patterson.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.