A Norwood man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting an elderly man and threatening his life last month.
Rassoul Quadre Parsons, 20, snuck into the home of a 74 year-old Wadesboro resident around 2:30 p.m. April 14 and “struck him in the head with a larger kitchen knife, causing a laceration and knocking him to the ground,” according to a release from the Wadesboro Police Department.
The victim was knocked to the ground, then tied up in his basement, according to the release. Parsons allegedly stole a cell phone, a wallet, a pocket knife and a Chevrolet from the victim, as well as a Smith and Wesson model 1500 30-06, a Remington Target Master 510, an Ithaca X5 Lightning and an Interarms Model 62 SAC, according to arrest warrants.
Officers found Parsons driving the stolen Chevrolet within 12 minutes of receiving the first call, according to the release. When officers tried to stop him, Parsons led them in a vehicular chase along Airport Road going more than 15 miles per hour over the limit, according to the warrants. Parsons allegedly made it to Little Park, left the vehicle and fled on foot before he was captured.
The officers recovered all of the stolen items. The victim was seriously injured in the attack, according to the warrants, but the release stated that he was treated and released from Carolinas HealthCare System-Anson and is expected to fully recover. His identity has not been released for privacy and security reasons.
Parsons was charged with four counts of larceny of a firearm, larceny after breaking and entering, first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, all felonies. He was also charged with resisting a public officer, a misdemeanor.
He has no criminal convictions in the state, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
Parsons was booked in the Anson County Jail under a combined $136,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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