Perry’s attorneys confirmed to Fox News Digital that the GoFundMe page for their client, Esercito. Sgt. Daniel Perry, has been removed.
“It’s an expensive trial to undertake with the need for expert witnesses and stuff and we had a GoFundMe site that’s been taken down and it’s been weighing on him,” Perry Attorney Clint Broden told Fox News Digital, adding that Perry’s father had to pay a “significant bond” for his release and that the ordeal has taken a “significant toll” on the family.
On the night of July 25, 2020, a circa 9:50 p.m., authorities say Sgt. Daniel Perry was driving for Uber when he encountered a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas. Perry, an active duty soldier, was stationed at Ft. Hood at the time. The protesters did not have a permit and were reportedly clogging a busy intersection.
After making a right turn onto Austin’s Congress Avenue, Perry’s attorneys say he was swarmed by a group of Black Lives Matter protesters and a masked man, later identified as Garrett Foster, approached his vehicle armed with an AK-47 in the “ready position” as protesters began banging on Perry’s car and throwing bricks.