Accused Vise Thrower Arrested After Charged In 14 Cases

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 39-year-old Bloomington man has been arrested after being charged with first-degree damage to property and first-degree assault for 14 separate crimes.

Gerret Parks was arrested Wednesday night by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office after the Bloomington Police Department received information that he may be at an address in New Prague. A warrant was issued for his arrest after charges were filed Wednesday.

Parks was taken into custody and then transferred into the custody of Bloomington Police. Chief Deputy Rick Hart, of the Bloomington Police Department, said he has been cooperative. Scott County also said Parks was cooperative and was taken into custody without incident.

Parks’ bail has been set at $800,000.

Parks faces four counts of first-degree damage to property for 14 incidents of allegedly throwing items at vehicles. In one incident, Parks is accused of throwing a metal vise at the vehicle of a Iraq War veteran, which hit him in the face, broke his jaw and shattered nine of his teeth.

Parks posted bail early Sunday morning in Hennepin County, where he was being held in connection with property damage incidents. Then on Monday, he bailed out of a Polk County, Wis. jail, after being arrested for drunk driving and fleeing police.


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