Springville man arrested after choking woman

SPRINGVILLE – A Springville man was on a warrant after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a domestic fight on January 22, 2021.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies began their investigation on January 22, at 3:39 a.m. after a woman and her 14-year-old daughter came to the department to report a battery that happened at a home in the 230 block of Greer Lane in Springville.

The teen told police 26-year-old Ashley Parsley, who also resides at that home, was mad at her because she took cans of soda from the kitchen.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Parsley began beating on the teen’s bedroom door and yelling. Parsley kicked in the bedroom door, grabbed the teen by the hair, threw her to the floor, and began punching her in the back.

A female witness in the home heard the fight and attempted to remove Parsley from the complainant, but she was unable to do so.

Parsley then dragged the teen by the hair toward the front door and told her to get out.

The teen freed herself, escaped to the bedroom, and packed her belongings to depart the residence. That is when 38-year-old Michael Parsley arrived while she attempted to exit the residence. After learning details of the fight Parsley became angry. He allegedly grabbed her by the arm and neck and then choked her.

Police say the teen presented redness and scratch marks on her arms and shoulders with redness and swelling around her neck. She also suffered bruising on her back.

Ashley Parsley admitted to a fight but stated the complainant punched her in the face. She did not want to file charges.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Ashley and Michael Parsley’s arrest. Ashley Parsley was arrested in February 2021. Michael Parsley was arrested Saturday, May 1.

Ashley Parsley has pleaded not guilty to the crime in Lawrence County Superior Court I. A pretrial conference is set for June 9 at 9 a.m.

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The agency can provide emergency assistance with shelter to those in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills Pack also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.