Prior felon sentenced to 10 years for brutal attack of woman

ATHENS, TX – Joseph Adam Parrott was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the offense of Assault Family Violence this week in front of 3rd District Court Judge Mark Calhoon. The state was represented by Laura Carpenter.

On March 11, 2021, Officer Joshua Blanco with the Athens Police Department was dispatched to meet with a female victim. The victim stated that she and the defendant got into an argument at the Valero gas station where the defendant threatened to beat her up. The victim told the defendant to leave. He retaliated by hitting her in the face and throwing her to the ground. Officer Blanco observed injuries on the victim’s face. Detective Wesley Hoover was able to retrieve video footage at the gas station where this event occurred and observed the defendant punch the first victim in the face with a closed fist. The defendant has prior assaultive criminal history, and is a convicted felon.

On the same day in the same court, Parrott was also sentenced to 10 years in TDC for Burglary of a Habitation in relation to an April 9, 2021, incident when Malakoff PD responded to a scene after Parrott kicked in the front door of a residence and assaulted three victims inside. One of the three was the victim at the gas station.

“The effects of domestic violence are devastating,” said District Attorney Jenny Palmer. “We take this type of abuse very seriously which is why we have a dedicated family violence prosecutor to handle these cases.”

By Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones is Shore News Network's Deep South news curator covering from Texas to Florida.