Editor’s note: This news brief originally ran in the July 19th edition of the County Courier. Subscribe to our print edition to keep up with all our news, even the news that doesn’t make our website. Visit mkt.com/courier
Zachariah Parker, 41, of St. Albans was held without bail after yet another domestic assault situation, according to court documents.
Parker, who reported to court on his own free will on Tuesday morning was charged in connection with an incident in which the victim reported Parker had forced his way into a locked bedroom she was in, ultimately causing her injury.
The victim, which Parker had been convicted of assaulting a number of times in the past, told police that Parker had stolen many of her belongings while she was making an initial statement to the St. Albans Police. Included in what Parker allegedly stole was the victim’s medication, which she needed on a daily basis.
Police and the man’s Probation Officer were unable to find Parker for several days while he continued to harass the victim via text and telephone calls.
One text allegedly told the victim that Parker had left one day’s worth of medication in her mailbox for her.
During his arraignment on Tuesday for violating his probation, State’s Attorney Deb Celus painted Parker as a man who has consistently assaulted the victim over the years, most recently being convicted and sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison, all suspended, for unlawful restraint in the first degree. He was sentenced on January 8th, 2019 for that conviction.
Part of Parker’s conditions of release include not having abusing or harassing the victim.
Much of what happened was in front of the victim’s 14-year-old son, who also made a statement to police about the incident.
He is facing charges of criminal threatening and larceny, and also has a relief from abuse order that was granted to protect the woman and her son.