37-year-old Parris Pitts was charged with two counts of assault, domestic assault, and resisting official detention after punching his father in the face multiple times, fighting deputies, and telling them “I’m going to kill you.”
On August 13th, Deputies Bramlett, Marr, Baker, Foster, Johnson, and Cantrell were dispatched to 6380 Kerrville Rosemark Road on a domestic assault call. Larry Pitts was found on the front porch with blood all over the front of his shirt. He told officers his son Parris Pitts had physically assaulted him. Deputies approached Parris and commanded him to stand up and turn around. He did not comply with the orders given. They then attempted to stand him up to restrain him, but he continued to resist. The deputies resorted to force in an attempt to detain Parris, at which point he fell and hit his head on the front exterior door. Deputies Marr and Bramlett both sustained minor injuries during the struggle. Marr was also bit by Parris on the upper left thigh.
Parris was detained and deputies called for medical services to attend Larry who was punched multiple times on the right side of his face. Deputies Cantrell and Foster took custody of Parris for transport, at which point he started head butting the rear window of the patrol vehicle. Deputy Foster deployed a chemical agent in an attempt to deescalate the situation.
The deputies had to stop the transport in order to deploy a rip hobble on Parris. Sergeant Sumner was called to the scene and contacted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office General Investigation Bureau, which sent Detectives Beans and Black to the scene. Deputies Foster, Cantrell, Johnson took Parris to Regional One, and while he was being medically evaluated he said, “I’m going to kill you,” to each deputy.
Parris Pitts was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, domestic assault, and resisting official detention. His bond was set at $2,500.