Mom turns son in for robbery, assault after seeing him on the news

Published: Apr. 26, 2018 at 3:41 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 26, 2018 at 5:45 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis mother turned in her son after seeing him on the news.

Adrian Perry called police and told them that she saw her 20-year-old son, Derriontay Perry, on the news as the person responsible for a robbery.

Derriontay was later taken into custody.

He was wanted for the robbery and assault of a couple when he approached a man in his front yard, requesting a ride. When the victim refused, he pulled a gun and demanded the keys from the victim.

The victim's wife, who was exiting the residence, went to retrieve a handgun. When she went back outside, she pointed the gun at Derriontay, then fired a shot in the air once the suspect aimed his weapon at her.

Derriontay fled the scene then fired a shot at the couple who returned fire.

He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.

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