Savannah hammer attack suspect sought

Country music argument, rolling pin also involved

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah-Chatham police are looking for Michael Allen Parrish, 55, believed to have attacked two people with a hammer before he was chased away by a woman wielding a rolling pin.



The alleged assaults happened in the 2200 block of East 60th Street about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a police report, Allen and his girlfriend had lived together until a few days prior, when an argument over country music stars Reba McEntire and Loretta Lynn caused a rift in their relationship.


According to the report, Parrish came over to his girlfriend’s home Tuesday after talking with her on the phone. When she walked out to meet him, Parrish allegedly shoved his girlfriend to the ground. A female friend tried to come outside to see what was wrong, and Parrish allegedly attacked her with a hammer, hitting her on her hand, forearm, neck and head. A male friend tried to intervene and also was struck in the head with a hammer.


Parrish fled the scene when a third female friend grabbed a hammer of her own, as well as a rolling pin, and ordered him off the property.



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