Parsons on the run

James Williams Parsons -Blount County Sheriff’s Department

James Williams Parsons -Blount County Sheriff’s Department

James Williams Parsons III, a former employee of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, is on the run for alleged crimes committed in Blount and Jefferson counties.

In Blount County, Parsons is wanted for a misdemeanor harassment case set before Circuit Judge Steven King. The case was appealed to King’s court after a March conviction in district court. King revoked Parsons’ bond last week and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Court records show Parsons is also wanted in Jefferson County where he was awaiting trial for sodomy in the first degree, domestic violence by strangulation, and escape in the third degree. Warrants were issued in those cases in late July after Parsons did not appear for a bond revocation hearing that was partially based on information provided to the court that Parsons had violated the terms of his bond by removing an ankle monitor.

Tim Kent, former spokesperson for the BCSO, said of Parsons last year that he was a provisional deputy who could only work under the supervision of another officer. Parsons resigned his position prior to any charges being filed.

Parsons’ last known address was in Palmerdale; however, authorities believe he has ties to family and friends who live in Blount, St. Clair, and Cullman counties. Information about his whereabouts should be conveyed to either the Blount or Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department or the local police department. Parsons is considered dangerous and law enforcement warns the public not to approach him.