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Suspect charged in 2017 Thanksgiving Day murder of Robert Wong

Robert Wong (Source: submitted)
Robert Wong (Source: submitted)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 2:20 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police have arrested the suspect involved in the 2017 murder of Robert Wong.

Police say Wednesday that a juvenile affidavit was submitted to juvenile court charging the suspect who was 15-year-old at the time of the murder.

Dallas Perkins, now 19-years-old is charged with first degree murder, first degree murder in perpetration of a theft between 2.5 thousand to 10 thousand dollars and theft of property.

Robert Wong was shot and killed inside his home along Cochese Ave on Thanksgiving 2017.

Perkins also stole Wong’s minivan after the shooting. Police found the stolen vehicle the next day along Crepe Myrtle Drive.

Wong was a medical clinic chief in the Tennessee Air National Guard.

In 2017, Action News 5 spoke with Wong’s close friend Richard Regel. Regel said Wong was a patriot, he was a good man, he was a good father, he was a good husband, and a dear friend.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Perkins has been serving a seven year sentence at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville for another crime he committed in 2018.

The DA says new evidence and witness interviews led cold-case detectives to Perkins involvement in the murder of Robert Wong.

Dallas Perkins
Dallas Perkins(Tennessee Dept. of Corrections)

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