Police: Donelson man punches dog, fires shots at women

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Metro police have arrested a man accused of punching a woman and her dog, choking his female roommate and firing shots at all of them as they fled a Donelson residence over the weekend.

Justin Parsley, 26, was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.

Metro police responded Saturday morning to a residence on Benay Drive for a report of shots being fired.

According to an arrest affidavit, Parsley’s female roommate told officers the two were drinking at a bar and began to argue as they went home.

When Parsley arrived home, the paperwork states he screamed at a woman inside, and when she asked him to leave, he reportedly punched her dog in the face, then punched the woman, breaking her nose.

The woman told officers she was able to kick the suspect away and lock herself in a room along with the suspect’s roommate.

The two said Parsley “began laughing manically and banging on the door,” the arrest affidavit states.

The women ran, but as the roommate tried to get her phone, she said Parsley caught up to her and began choking her until she was able to break free and run.

As the women fled the residence with the dog, they told officers Parsley came outside and fired five to seven shots at them.

The two were able to escape and call for help.

Parsley was taken into custody on several charges. His bond was set at $30,000.

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