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Tara Hills Man Charged With Weapons Violations After SWAT Standoff

Jimmy Allen Parrish. Photo: CCCSO

A who barricaded himself inside his residence in Tara Hills last week has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office as a result of the incident.

Jimmy Allen Parrish, 30, was charged with two counts of possession of an assault weapon, possession of a machine gun, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and resisting/obstructing a peace officer following the standoff at his home Jan. 21.

Guns reportedly recovered after the standoff. Photo: CCCSO


Police say that at 8:43 p.m. that day, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 2400 block of O’Toole Way in Tara Hills in answer to a report of a person with a gun. At the time, a sheriff’s spokesman said, Parrish apparently brandished a weapon and possibly fired some shots. There were no injuries. 

At about 11:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and negotiators responded to the address to make contact with Parrish, who had rebuffed all earlier attempts at communication. Early the following morning the SWAT Team entered what they described as a “heavily fortified home” and detained Parrish. He was later taken to the hospital and arrested on Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

Parrish is currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. He is being held in lieu of $353,000 bail. 

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. Tips could be emailed to: tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


  1. The bill to end cash bail in CA (SB 10) passed despite heavy opposition, so why do they still put a cash amount on bail if you don’t have to come up with any cash? Bail is now “risk based.”

      • I was having this conversation with a retired LEO and an attorney (on another news site) regarding the $100K cash bail (bank/yogurt shop robberies) and neither one of the two knew the answer. If money isn’t required, why list a dollar amount? To appease the general public? Even the ACLU opposed SB10. Whomever you’re referring to, I hope she knows the answer. It doesn’t make any sense.

  2. SB10 was halted due to a legally filed referendum that will be on the Nov 2020 ballot. The “risk based” program that the state wants to use is severely flawed, and this will cost the taxpayer $3 billion just to implement. In plain terms, it will be taxpayer funded release. Look up how well this is working in NY right now. Just hope you vote NO on SB10.

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