Brothers face as­sault charges

Al­legedly threat­ened woman with guns in front of her 12-year-old child

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By CERONE WHITE cwhite@somd­

Two Wal­dorf men have been charged with as­sault af­ter re­port­edly threat­en­ing a woman and her daugh­ter last week.

An­thony Dewayne Parker, 31, and Ter­rance Alphonzo Parker, 36, who are brothers, have been charged with first-de­gree as­sault and sec­ond-de­gree as­sault, use of a hand­gun in the com­mit­ment of a crime and be­ing in pos­ses­sion of a hand­gun.

Ac­cord­ing to court records, at about 6 p.m. June 22, Det. Gustafson with the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice ar­rived in the area of Marsh Hawk Drive in Wal­dorf where a re­ported as­sault was tak­ing place. The call to the sher­iff’s of­fice was made by a 32-yearold woman, who, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, is the for­mer girl­friend of Ter­rance


The woman told po­lice that she was wait­ing in her parked ve­hi­cle on the side of Marsh Hawk Drive in the area of Golden Ea­gle Place when she no­ticed her ex-boyfriend, who was driv­ing a light blue Dodge Charger, abruptly stop in the mid­dle of the street.

The woman said she saw Ter­rance Parker re­move a large blue bag from his ve­hi­cle and drop it on the ground, then pick up the bag with his left hand and start walk­ing to­ward her ve­hi­cle.

“I saw a black semi-au­to­matic hand­gun in Ter­rance Parker’s right hand as he was walk­ing to­wards me,” the woman told Gustafson, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. “I also saw Ter­rance Parker’s brother [An­thony Parker] hold­ing up a sil­ver hand­gun in his right hand while stand­ing on the driver’s side of his ve­hi­cle.”

Court records in­di­cate that Ter­rance Parker dropped the blue bag in front of the woman and her 12-year-old daugh­ter, then yelled, “Y’all want some smoke? Then don’t call the po­lice.” The woman ex­plained to Gustafson that “smoke” means he would shoot her if she called the po­lice.

The 12-year-old told po­lice that she moved away from the al­ter­ca­tion and hid be­hind a ve­hi­cle be­cause she thought both men were go­ing to shoot her and her mother.

The brothers were ar­rested on June 23 af­ter a war­rant was is­sued and held at the Charles County De­ten­tion Cen­ter. Both men were re­leased af­ter a bail hear­ing Mon­day.

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