A Washington County man was found convicted of attempted second-degree murder by a jury. On the evening of July 7 of last year, Matthew Parent, then 38 years old, received notice from his landlord that he was being evicted. It seems that Parant had a rage that could rival the sun.
Parant’s elderly landlord phoned the police after he made death threats towards the man. As police arrived, the situation escalated into an all-night standoff in which Parant fired a shotgun and rifle at a state trooper and a sheriff’s deputy from Washington County.
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In the summer of 2017, things became heated and violent outside of an abandoned farmhouse on Jermaine Hill Road in White Creek. As soon as police arrived, they became the target of Parant’s fury.
“They were shot at, and the shots were close to them,” Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan said.
The video captured by the police officers’ body cameras shows their peril and lack of light.
“They’re the only two there for a good period of time,” Jordan pointed out. “It’s rural Washington County and response time can be tough.”
Parant is not mentally stable because he acted violently and recklessly that night. Parant was found guilty by a jury on Thursday afternoon.
“It was clear to them he was trying to shoot at people, but it wasn’t as clear that he knew it was a state trooper and a sheriff’s deputy,” he said.
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Jordan added that the police didn’t fire back because Parant’s girlfriend was inside. They also didn’t know if anyone else had been there. Parents could get up to 25 years behind bars. A sentencing hearing has been set for April 21.