JUSTIN L. PERRY was arrested on a parole violation warrant at Cameron Wooten’s funeral Saturday. Photo source: Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
Funeral services for Cairo teenager Cameron Wooten were held Saturday at Greater New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. The 18-year-old Wooten was found inside his parked car on Upper Hawthorne Trail, shot to death, the morning of Thursday, May 16.
Although no suspects have been named in the case, a man attending Wooten’s funeral was taken into custody as the service was ending. Justin Leontray Perry, 22, was wanted by law enforcement officers on a parole violation warrant.
Lt. Joseph J. Edmond reports seeing Perry enter the church shortly after the start of the funeral. Two deputies with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office and two patrolmen with the Cairo Police Department joined Edmond at the scene. Edmond states that as the funeral ended and people began leaving the church, he saw Perry exit through a side door, and took him into custody without incident.
Edmond reports that a search of Perry revealed he was armed with a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, and in possession of two baggies of suspected powder and crack cocaine.
Perry is being held at Grady Detention Center on charges of parole violation, possession of arms by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes. Information from authorities indicates Perry is from Hampton, Georgia.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting death of Wooten, and has asked that if anyone has information regarding the case to call the GBI at 229-225-4090 or the Grady County Sheriff’s Office at 229-377-5200.