Parrott charged with aggravated assault

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By Natasha LaFayette



Charles Andrew Parrott is no stranger to violent crimes. And he has the convictions to prove it.

After serving time in prison for a knife attack, Parrott was again arrested last week

Arrested on March 12, Parrott, 308 Carr Wynn Road, LaFollette, was charged with multiple offenses.

But because he is a convicted felon, having served time in prison for violent crimes committed in 1984, he was in violation  of parole regulations and state law when ATF officials found several firearms inside his house, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

Sheriff’s deputies had responded to a domestic complaint when Parrott met deputies at the door stating the problem was his brother was not paying rent, according to the arrest report.

“The defendant’s wife fled the residence to officers,” said sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Myers.

Parrott’s wife and brother told deputies the defendant pulled a 9 mm Beretta pistol and threatened his brother with it, Perkins said.

The wife stated she believed Parrott had also beaten the couple’s dog to death, said Perkins.

“The victim’s wife stated she tried to barricade herself in her bedroom to get away from the defendant,” said Myers. “She stated the defendant beat the bedroom door down… The victim was in fear for her life.”

Parrott was arrested in November 1984 for the alleged brutal knife attack on two adult woman and two children, according to LaFollette Press archives. At that time all  of the victims were treated for multiple stab and slash wounds. Parrott was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder, records said.

Parrott was released from prison 10 years later in July 1996., the Tennessee Department of Corrections reported.

He has since been arrested on several occasions for aggravated assault, arrest records said.

The same day of Parrott’s arrest, ATF drafted a search warrant to investigate the house. Several more weapons were found in different rooms of the house, according to Detective Brandon Elkins.

Parrott is being held at the county jail with a bond of $10,000.

He is charged with domestic assault, aggravated assault, vandalism, cruelty to animals and unlawful possession of a weapon.