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Lizella Resident Sentenced For Assaulting Federal Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

G.F. Peterman, III, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Bobby Leon Parrish, of Lizella, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 95 months in Federal prison for assaulting a Federal law enforcement officer and using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell on September 7, 2016 in Macon. 

Through his guilty plea entered on April 20, 2016, Mr. Parrish admitted that on August 24, 2015, Deputy U.S. Marshals attempted to take Mr. Parrish into custody for several outstanding state warrants and failure to report to his state probation officer. Mr. Parrish pulled a firearm from his waistband and aimed it at the officers.  A search of Mr. Parrish revealed a small container of marijuana, two digital scales, two shotgun shells and crushed substance Mr. Parrish claimed was Xanax, along with the single shot shotgun. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly S. Easterling prosecuted the case on behalf of the Government. 

Inquiries regarding this case should be directed to Pam Lightsey at the United States Attorney’s Office at 478-752-3511.

Updated September 9, 2016

Violent Crime