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Kokomo Man Wanted On Rape Charges Dies During Standoff in Louisiana

Officers had been looking for him since last Tuesday.

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A man who was wanted for rape in Kokomo died during standoff with police in Louisiana on Saturday night.

Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's department responded to a report of a suspicious subject at a gas station. 

Authorities say the suspect died during a standoff from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He was later identified as Gary F. Perkins of Kokomo.  

Last Tuesday, officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of West Park Avenue in Kokomo to find a victim who said she had been battered and raped by a man she identified as Gary Perkins.

According to the woman, Perkins struck her in the head, knocked her unconscious, strangled her, confined her in a bed and raped her. 

A warrant was issued for Perkins and Kokomo police detectives received information Friday that he was in the St. Charles, Louisiana area.

Anyone with further information regarding the investigation is ask to call the Kokomo Police Department KPD Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may report your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 


(PHOTO: Howard County Sheriff's Department)

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