Former Alabama deputy accused of domestic violence, sexual assault
A former deputy accused of choking a woman and sexually assaulting another has been arrested in Alabama.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told WBMA-TV on Monday that 27-year-old James William Parsons is charged with domestic violence by strangulation, escape and sodomy.The victim said she was in a relationship and lived with Parsons, who choked her to the point she could not breathe.
A second victim came forward and said Parsons sexually assaulted her while they were in a relationship.
Authorities say Parsons was arrested June 7 after the victim moved out of his home.
He tried to escape while still being handcuffed when authorities arrived back at the sheriff’s headquarters.
Parsons was captured after a brief foot chase. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond.
(Associated Press, copyright 2018)
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