Cape man arrested for allegedly beating, shooting at woman

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A Cape Girardeau man is in custody charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies.

Percy Parrow Jr., 47, of 445 Jefferson Ave., is in Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $100,000 bond after reportedly beating and shooting at a woman Saturday outside a business on Morgan Oak Street, police said.

Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Jason Selzer said Monday police responded to a call at 6:45 p.m. Saturday that shots had been fired in the vicinity.

A woman told police Parrow had come into the business in the 400 block of Morgan Oak Street and ordered her outside, Selzer said.

Selzer said the two individuals knew each other, but didn't know what their relationship was.

Once outside, the victim told police an argument between the two ensued and the man pulled out a gun and struck her in the head with it at least twice. He then pointed the gun at her and used it to shove her in the back with, Selzer said.

He reportedly fired two rounds in her direction, Selzer said.

The victim had facial swelling, a laceration on her nose and a mark on her back where the gun was allegedly pressed, Selzer said. She was not transported to a hospital at that time, he said.

Parrow was located by police moments later, Selzer said, walking in the vicinity of Good Hope and Middle streets. Police found the gun in the yard of a vacant house at 311 S. Middle Street.

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