Prosecutor clears officers involved in officer-involved shooting in White County

WHITE CO. – At the request of White County Prosecutor, Robert Guy, the Indiana State Police releases the following information about the officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 15, 2021.

Robert Guy

After a thorough and independent investigation, the Indiana State Police presented its case to Prosecutor Guy on June 25, 2021. After Prosecutor Guy reviewed the case and all the evidence presented to him, he determined that the Deputy involved in the shooting acted appropriately, and the actions he took were necessary to defend his own life, as well as the lives of his fellow officers. The investigation has been closed and no charges will be filed.

Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives revealed that on the evening of June 15th at approximately 9:20 p.m., deputies with the White County Sheriff’s Department, The Monon Town Marshal, and a Wolcott Town Deputy Marshal, went to 403 West Anderson Street in Wolcott, to serve an arrest warrant on Perry Boyd, 56, Wolcott. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located Boyd, who retreated into the residence.

After deputies made entry into the residence, there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and Boyd. A Wolcott Town Marshal and Boyd were both struck by gunfire.

Deputies immediately began rendering medical aid to the Wolcott Town Marshal and Boyd until EMS arrived on the scene. The Wolcott Town Marshal was transported to a Lafayette area hospital with non-life-threatening injures. Boyd was transported by EMS to a Monticello area hospital for an awaiting helicopter. Upon arriving at the hospital Boyd succumbed to his injuries.