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Warrant: Raleigh man assaulted officer outside jail

Posted July 24, 2011 10:53 a.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2011 11:41 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man faces charges that he assaulted a police officer taking him into jail on Saturday, according to arrest warrants.

Police stated in the warrants that Vashon Napoleon Parker, 35, held a knife to a man's chest and threated to cut him.

Once he had been arrested, Parker slammed his shoulder into the left checkbone of an officer taking him from a vehicle into jail, the warrants state. The officer's uniform was also damaged.

Parker, of 2516 Renfrow Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a government official, communicating threats and injury to personal property. He was given a $6,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1.

He was convicted of attempted larceny from a person last July and served five months in jail, according to North Carolina Department of Correction records.

Parker also has a criminal record in New York.

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision records show that he was convicted of third-degree robbery in 2000 and attempted third-degree robbery in 2007. He served two prison sentence totaling six years.