Charles Trent Parrish

Area law enforcement agencies were seeking a local man who may have used a machete in an assault Thursday night.

Charles Trent Parrish, 43, from the Greenville area, was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant has been ordered for his arrest and he remained at large as pf 4 p.m. Friday.

According to a statement from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, units were sent at approximately 7:20 p.m.Thursday  to  report of an assault in the 2700 block of State Highway 69 South.  

Additional information provided was that the suspect had assaulted a person with a large knife, possibly a machete and the victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle.  Deputies were informed that the suspect was hiding in the area and was armed with the large knife and possibly an assault rifle.  The suspect was identified as Parrish.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was mobilized and assistance was requested from outside agencies to assist in the search in and around his residence. Parrish eluded capture.

The victim was treated at a local hospital and his condition is not known at this tim, according to Sheriff Randy Meeks.

“This search went well into the early morning hours and I greatly appreciate all the agencies  that assisted us,” Meeks said. “Mr. Parrish is a very dangerous person and we are asking anyone with information to contact us or Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.”

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