Man kidnaps girl after voice in head told him to kill someone

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WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI)–A 7-year-old Wentzville girl is kidnapped from a neighbor’s front porch, by a man who told police a voice in his head told him to kill someone.

This all happened Sunday afternoon around 12:30 near Marshall Drive and Hockman Drive.

The little girl was sitting with her friend on the front porch when police say a 20-year-old man scooped up the 7-year-old and ran.

It`s a case that has people in this county on edge.

The child`s mother and neighbors chased the suspect. Court document say 20-year-old John C. Perry, III ran about 80 yards and then threw the girl to the ground ten feet away. Apparently she was not seriously hurt.

Perry lived about a football field distance from the victim. He was running towards his home.

Police arrived and arrested Perry.  Legal documents indicate Perry told the officer a voice told him “he needed to hurt someone and she was the first one he saw” and that the voice told him to kill that person.

His bond is set at $200,000. Cash only, no ten percent.

People are keeping a close watch on their kids.

Perry was arrested earlier this year for assaulting a female in his family. His mother did not want to be interviewed but said she had been trying to get mental health services for her son. She was in tears. She couldn`t find her son since yesterday, she didn`t know where he was. FOX 2 was the one who informed her of the kidnapping.

She said one of the first things she wanted to do was go to neighbors an apologize to them for her son`s actions.

It`s possible this case won`t end up in the courthouse but in a mental health facility.

Perry is charged with felony child kidnapping.  If convicted he could be sentenced to serve 10 to 30 years in prison.

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