7 people facing charges in Keystone Heights father beaten to death over a pair of shoes

Family speaks about arrest in Keystone Heights father's death, only on Action News Jax

Nearly one year after Stephen Perry was brutally beaten to death over a pair of shoes, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of two new suspects, bringing the total to seven people.

Friday, the sheriff’s office said it believes it has all the individuals involved in the case in custody. The agency said it worked tirelessly on the investigation, which took them to multiple states, including New York, Texas, and Georgia.

On Nov. 21, 2019, deputies said Perry was ambushed and beaten by a group of people on Bills Way. Perry was dumped on the side of Bellamy Rd. and left for dead. He died days later in the hospital.

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The investigation revealed Perry gave a pair of shoes to Alexandria McNabb for her son. Investigators said McNabb was dating Kalvin Roe, who became jealous and made threats to Perry on Facebook messenger and over text messages.

Action News Jax told you in September when Kalvin Roe, Travis Roe, Caleb Roe, Augustino Morales were charged with murder and Jesse Roe was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Friday, the CCSO announced McNabb was also charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Deputies with the United States Marshals Service tracked down Doug Roe Jr. to Texas where he was arrested on a warrant Nov. 10. He’s charged with murder.

Sergeant Michael Calhoun with the CCSO said the case was extremely complex. “We had multiple offenders involved. We had an extensive crime scene,” Sgt. Calhoun said.

Most of the suspects are from the Roe family, which also made it a tough case because they were spread out across several states. “This was a very well put together like tight-knit group. The family, we consider a crime family, that’s all they know,” Sgt. Calhoun said.

Action News Jax spoke to Michael Perry who said not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about his brother.

“He was my best friend my whole life,” Michael Perry said. “I live with and deal with the pain daily.”

He said his brother had a big heart and caring is what cost him his life.

“My brother lost his life over a pair of shoes for a senseless act,” Michael Perry said.

He said the arrests bring him some closure.

“It’s a big weight lifted off of my shoulders for the simple fact to know that these careless individuals can’t go and take somebody else’s life,” Michael Perry said.

He said it won’t bring his brother back

“His life was taken, but now their freedom is taken… I guess that’s a bittersweet justice,” Michael Perry said.

PHOTO GALLERY: SEE THE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THE CASE