An inmate in the Hunt County Detention Center has added some new charges to himself. Charles Trent Parrish has made terroristic threats against jail personnel and their families. During a course of the last few days, Parrish has made threats written and verbally. He is charged with two felony counts of Obstruction/Retaliation in addition to his other charges.
“Parrish has been a problem for us ever since he was booked into jail when he assaulted a victim with a machete. This individual is a very violent man and we take all threats against our folks very seriously.” Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks
Hunt County Sheriff
On August 9th, 2019 the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public to an active felony warrant on Charles Trent Parrish for the offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after he eluded capture the previous night.
On August 10th, 2019 Hunt County Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip that Mr. Parrish was hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Monroe Street in Commerce Texas. The Commerce Police Department was notified of this tip and responded to the location where Mr. Parrish was taken into custody without incident.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “I want to thank for the public for the tips that came in to Hunt County Crime Stoppers in the search for this violent offender. I also want to commend Lt. Clark with the Commerce Police Department for taking swift action to make sure that Mr. Parrish was taken into custody without further incident”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks
Hunt County Sheriffs Department released this statement after an overnight manhunt.
On August 8th, 2019 at approximately 7:20 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault in the 2700 block of SH 69 South.
Additional information provided was that the suspect had assaulted a person with a large knife, possibly a machete and the victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle. Deputies were informed that the suspect was hiding in the area and was armed with the large knife and possibly an assault rifle. The suspect was identified as Charles Trent Parrish, 43 years of age from the Greenville area.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was mobilized and assistance was requested from outside agencies to assist in the search for Mr. Parrish in and around his residence. Mr. Parrish eluded capture and is currently at large and a Felony Warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon has been issued for his arrest.
The victim was treated at a local hospital and his condition is not known at this time.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “This search went well into the early morning hours and I greatly appreciate all the agency’s that assisted us. Mr. Parrish is a very dangerous person and we are asking anyone with information to contact us or Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks