Henderson man arrested at Longview motel on assault, weapons charges

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A Henderson man who claims his home was burglarized is in jail after police say he pointed a pistol at who he alleges was the burglar.

Mark Ashley Parish, 51, was arrested at 6:42 Monday evening at the American Dream Inn, at 2015 E. Marshall Avenue in Longview. He's in the Gregg County Jail on $8,500 bond, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

According to a Gregg County probable cause affidavit, says Parish forced a man to his knees while pointing a semiautomatic pistol at his head. Parish believed the man broke into his house, but the victim was able to escape.



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