Court documents reveal use of sword in Muskogee double-shooting, murder

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - One of two men arrested following Muskogee's first murder of the year Friday and who appeared Tuesday in Muskogee County District Court told investigators he did it, court documents reveal.

Thirty-five-year-old Robert Guerra of Muskogee charged with first degree murder after shooting 52-year-old Darrell Perry and wife, 22-year-old April Perry, is being held without bond.

Guerra was charged with murder after April died Saturday while on life-support at the hospital.

Among the other charges filed against Guerra in connection to the incident are possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of firearm after a felony conviction and shooting with intent to kill.

Ryan Johnson, 21, appeared in court Thursday where he was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to shooting with an intent to kill.

Authorities arrested him on Friday with Guerra as a material witness in the case and initially held him on a $250,000 bond. He now is being held without bond.

According to the affidavit, around 3:40 p.m. Friday Muskogee Sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting two individuals shot at a mobile home on the 2400 block of North 32 Street in Muskogee.

Police arriving to the scene spoke with Darrell who described the suspects as two Native American or Hispanic-looking males and the shooter as wearing dark clothes. He said they took his vehicle, a blue Dodge Neon.

Using the description, a deputy later located the vehicle on the 500 block of Cincinnati Street and arrested occupants, Guerra and Johnson – both who matched Perry's description.

Authorities searching the vehicle found a loaded .22 caliber rifle and a bag containing suspected methamphetamine. During the questioning of the two men, Guerra reportedly told officials he and Johnson had gone to the mobile home but said Johnson was only there because of him.

"I did it! I did it! Ryan was only there because of me," investigators said he said.

Documents further indicate Guerra not only shot April but stabbed and cut her with a sword.

Guerra is due back in court Jan. 16.

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