Tara Hills man charged after alleged barricade incident

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A 30-year-old Tara Hills man was charged with possessing multiple weapons, including a machine gun, and for discharging a firearm with gross negligence during an incident last week in which he allegedly barricaded himself in his home for several hours, prompting a SWAT team response.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office charged Jimmey Allen Parrish with four felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with the incident that unfolded about 8:43 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to Parrish’s house in the 2400 block of O’Toole Way on a report of a person with a gun. Parrish had apparently brandished a weapon and possibly fired some shots, although no one was injured, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies failed in their attempt to make contact with Parrish, prompting a response at about 11:30 p.m. by a sheriff’s office SWAT team and negotiators. After the SWAT team was unable to make contact with Parrish, it entered the heavily fortified home Wednesday morning and detained Parrish. He was later taken to the hospital and arrested on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Parrish is currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $353,000 bail.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. Tips could be emailed to: [email protected] or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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