Booking Photo (06/29/2020) Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (DOB 08/16/1996)
Booking Photo (06/29/2020) Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (DOB 08/16/1996)

Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (25) pleads guilty to first-degree premeditated murder of Trevon Perry

Author: District Attorney
Date: 3/15/2022 4:30 PM

Paso Robles man pleads guilty in court today and is scheduled for sentencing next month in the 2020 murder of Trevon Perry.

District attorney Dan Dow announced today that Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (DOB 08/16/1996) has pleaded guilty to the March 15, 2020, first-degree premeditated murder of Trevon Perry (27).  Ron also admitted that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder.  As a result of his guilty plea and admission, Ron will be sentenced to 28 years to life in state prison.  The sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 12, 2022, in Department 10 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Jesse Marino presiding.

Trevon Perry’s family initially reported him missing on March 16, 2020.  Within days of his disappearance, law enforcement began to investigate the matter as a possible homicide.  An intensive, multi-agency, months-long investigation followed.  On June 20, 2020, Mr. Perry’s remains were discovered buried in the backyard of Ron’s relative in Riverside, California.

Ron was charged with murder and nine others, including several of Ron’s family members, were charged as accessories to the murder for their varying roles in concealing the crime.  

The case was investigated by the Paso Robles Police Department with the assistance of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, District Attorney’s Central Coast Cyber Forensic Lab, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and California Department of Justice.  The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Mike Frye and Delaney Henretty.

A copy of the Information (charging document) can be found here.  A copy of the defendant’s booking photo can be found here.

Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.