LAURENS, N.Y. -- A 23-year-old Otsego County man is accused of killing his parents, then leading police on a chase which ended in a crash on Interstate 88.
Kevin Perry is charged with first-degree murder and criminal use of a firearm.
According to investigators, Perry shot his parents -- Timothy Perry, 59, and Solveige Perry, 52 -- just before 9 p.m. Tuesday inside their mobile home in Laurens. A family member found the victims and reported a vehicle missing from the scene.
Following a statewide alert, police said Perry was spotted on the highway. Deputies tried to pull Perry over, but he took off before eventually crashing into a guardrail near Exit 23 close to Oneonta.
Authorities say this is the third homicide investigation in 18 months, which they say is unusual for the area.
"Otsego County is a beautiful place, but we have seen an increase in crime. As the district attorney mentioned, we've had three homicides in the last 18 months," said Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. "It's not status quo for us. We're dealing with things, we're doing our job, but we've just had some bad luck here."
Perry was arraigned and sent to the Otsego County Jail without bail.