Defendant Identified by Law Enforcement as a Member of the Boogaloo Movement. Baltimore, Frank William Robertson Perry, age 39, of Dundalk, Maryland, has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Perry has been identified by law enforcement as a member of the Boogaloo Movement. “Boogaloo” is a term referencing a violent uprising or impending civil war, and is sometimes used by militia extremists and racially or ethnically motivated extremists. Perry was arrested late on October 7, 2020. A virtual initial appearance is scheduled in U.S. District Court in Baltimore at 4:00 p.m. today before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Mark Coulson. The arrest was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division. According to the criminal complaint and court documents, a search warrant was executed at Perry’s residence, which he shares with his girlfriend. Agents recovered from the bedroom: a black tactical vest containing two ballistic plates on the interior of the vest; two loaded rifle magazines located in pouches affixed to the exterior of the vest; a third loaded rifle magazine located on top of the vest; an AM-15 rifle which was partially concealed behind a nightstand; eight rounds of .223-caliber ammunition located in the nightstand; and other firearms-related accessories. As detailed in the criminal complaint, Perry’s girlfriend was in the home at the time of the search and agreed to speak with agents. She advised that she had purchased the AM-15 lower receiver in April at the suggestion of Perry, who said that she needed the weapon for self-defense. She told agents that she learned Perry was obtaining firearms parts and shipping them to the residence in her name, and law enforcement found that the items were purchased using Perry’s credit card. In addition, Perry’s girlfriend stated that she had not been involved in building the rifle—that was done by Perry and a neighbor. Perry was arrested while he was en route to the residence.

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