MADISON COUNTY — A Richmond man was charged Sunday morning with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after sheriff’s deputies report he hit his girlfriend and threatened others with a knife.
Chad A. Parks, 38, of Whitlock Road, also was charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief, both of which are misdemeanors.
If convicted of all felony wanton-endangerment charges, Parks could face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Deputies were sent at 2:44 a.m. to Parks’ home in the 100 block of Whitlock Road after receiving a call about a disturbance, according to an MSO news release.
Parks’ girlfriend, Candida F. Canada, told the deputies Parks had hit her, resulting in marks on her arm, face and back.
During the altercation, Parks cut a tire on a truck and also waved a kitchen knife at other people at the home, according to the report.
Parks was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday afternoon.