Parris Mathis: Weed apparently didn't mellow man accused of beating couple with spirit stick
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Was Parris Mathis immune to marijuana's well-known calming effects? You've gotta wonder given the police release about his arrest. Seems he got into an argument with a woman for "sitting on the stairwell" (!), and when a man tried to intervene, he allegedly pummeled both of them with a "Native American spiritual stick."
Then, when cops busted him at his apartment, they found several marijuana plants inside, leading to a distribution beef. That's one way to harsh his mellow -- not that he seemed too mellow in the first place.
Details can be found in this Colorado Springs Police Department release, accompanied by a larger look at Mathis's booking photo:
Incident Date: February 3, 2011 Time: 11:30:00 AM Location: 1130 Cancun Court
Summary: The two victims, a 32 year old male and a 26 year old female reported being assaulted at the Western Terrace Apartments after a verbal confrontation with the arrestee. The suspect allegedly was in a verbal altercation with the female for sitting on the stairwell. The male victim intervened and the suspect allegedly took a "wooden Native American spiritual stick" from the male victim and proceeded to assault the male and female victim. As a result the male victim reportedly suffered multiple contusions, a bruised lung and a fractured rib. The female victim suffered multiple bruises.
The officers conducted followup based on information provided and were able to locate the suspect. The suspect was identified as Parris Mathis, a 22 year old male. Mr. Mathis was taken into custody at his apartment.
In addition, the suspect's apartment was searched and several marijuana plants were recovered. Information was obtained leading to a subsequent arrest for distribution of marijuana.
Adults Arrested: Mathis, Parris
More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Ramone Hollins: Fort Carson soldier busted for MMJ burglary says he wanted to destroy the pot."
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