Four years later, man charged for Thanksgiving Day murder he committed when he was 15, DA says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 19-year-old Dallas Perkins has been charged with first-degree murder after a home invasion in 2017.

Three years ago, Robert Wong was murdered but the case went cold -- until now.

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Wong, a former Chief Master Sergeant with the Air National Guard, was found shot to death on Nov. 23, 2017, at his home in the 4100 block of Cochese Drive in Parkway Village.

Officials said Perkins stole Wong’s minivan during a home invasion on that fateful Thanksgiving Day. Police later found the vehicle the following day.

Perkins was 15 years old when Wong was killed in his home.

He’s currently serving a seven-year sentence for aggravated robbery.

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Residents spoke with FOX 13 and said it’s good to see justice being served especially during the holiday season.

Wong was being treated for cancer during the time of his death.

In 2019 Perkins pled guilty in the holdup of a pizza delivery driver that occurred on Oct. 28, 2018, in the 6300 block of Hunters Place in Cordova. Perkins and two other men took the driver’s white Dodge Charger, $20 and two pizzas.

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