Prosecutor: Abduction-assault suspect "engaged in reign of terror"
A man accused in a home invasion and abduction of two women is facing new charges.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced the charges against Michael Parrish Thursday. Investigators have connected him with four violent crimes between Feb. 5 and 8th.
Curry said Parrish "engaged in a four-day reign of terror in Marion and Hendricks County."
Parrish faces 35 counts ranging from burglary (Class A Felony) to rape (Class A Felony). He's accused in the February 5 home invasion on LaSalle St. and a separate abduction and rape of two women later that same day in Indianapolis.
The prosecutor's office says Parrish forced his way into a home on LaSalle St., then signaled for Royce Edwards, Anthony Breeden and Krystal Cook to come in and ransack the home and take valuables. According to court documents, Parrish held the woman who lived in the home at knifepoint.
Edwards, Breeden and Cook have all been charged for their involvement in the crime.
That night, Parrish is accused of abducting two women at gunpoint near Michigan and Berwick. He allegedly forced them to drive to several locations, including a motel, where he's accused of sexually assaulting them. The women told police he had two guns and two knives and told them to "be smarter on who they run into."
In the Avon incident on Feb. 6th, Parrish is accused of abducting two women at gunpoint in the Avon Walmart parking lot and again forcing them to drive to different locations and sexually assaulting them - this time in front of a young child who was also in their vehicle.
Two days later, prosecutors say Parrish robbed a woman at gunpoint at the Plainfield Kohl's.
Parrish is now in custody in Hendricks County.