Sheriff Makes Armed Citizen who Survived Gun Battle into Honorary Deputy

Sheriff Makes Armed Citizen who Survived Gun Battle into Honorary Deputy
Sheriff Makes Armed Citizen who Survived Gun Battle into Honorary Deputy

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- At about 6:30 a.m. at a Hardee's on Anvilblock Road in Clayton County, Georgia, an armed robbery was ongoing. Joseph Chilton was delivering bread to the restaurant when he heard screaming and saw employees running out of the store.

From nixle.us:

Early this morning while delivering bread to the Hardee’s on Anvilblock Rd, Joseph Chilton observed employees running out of the back door and a woman screaming for help. It turns out that Chilton was making his bread delivery while there was an armed robbery in progress being committed by Damario Kentrell Parrish. Parrish had jumped across the counter and pointed a weapon at a female employee demanding cash.

Chilton ran back to his truck to get a firearm and ran back in to help the female in distress. Chilton end up shooting Parrish twice, but Parrish managed to flee the scene. Parrish made it to a house in Conley on Jewell Terrance Rd where he was tracked by Clayton County Police and Sheriff’s Deputies. Parrish refused to come out. When advised that children were in the residence with Parrish, Sheriff Victor Hill activated his SWAT team to respond. Before SWAT arrived, the children came out safely and soon afterward Parrish came out and surrendered.

According to an employee interviewed by WSBTV, this was the second time the suspect, Damario Parrish, had robbed the restaurant. From wsbtv.com:

“This young man [had] been here twice. The first, he hurt my employees. The second time, he jumped over and put the gun physically to me. I just did what he asked me to do,” said employee Mary Ann Reynolds.

According to Reynolds, Parrish was beginning to leave when he was confronted by Joseph Chilton. Parish is said to have pointed a gun at Chilton, when Chilton fired four times, hitting Parrish twice. It is not stated how many times Parrish fired if any.

The suspect, Parrish, after being wounded, is reported as running back to his house. A standoff followed, but Parrish surrendered before the local SWAT team arrived.

Sheriff Victor Hill was impressed. He made Joseph Chilton into an honorary deputy and inducted Chilton into The Sheriff’s Posse Hall of Fame.

This continues a trend in the United States where Sheriffs and Police Chiefs are recognizing, congratulating, and rewarding armed members of the public who stop crime, pro-actively protect other members of the public and aid peace officers who need their assistance.

In May 2019, Wisconsin police praised an armed employee who captured a burglary suspect.

In June of 2019, a legally armed citizen in Missouri provided critical assistance to a police officer wounded by a felon attempting an escape.

Armed citizens and police are natural allies in a constitutional republic where the powers of the government are limited.

Police cannot be everywhere. The Supreme Court has ruled the police do not have a duty to protect any particular citizen.

JPFO has documented the reality of police legal responsibilities in Dial 911 and Die.

More and more police are praising armed citizens. Over 7 percent of adults in the United States have carry permits. There are 16 states who have restored Constitutional Carry, where no permit is needed to carry a holstered, loaded pistol in public places, openly or concealed.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Bill
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Bill

Good news for the good guys with guns!!

ras52
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ras52

Thank you Joseph Chilton and Sheriff Victor Hill!

Mikial
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Mikial

Good job, and it’s good to see LEO’s acknowledging the rights of Americans to protect themselves and others.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Good job Dean, we all need to hear about the good guy with a gun more often. The guy did a good thing, he helped the victims of an armed robbery in progress and then engaged the robber. Seconds matter in situations like these and he did loose a LOT of time going back to his truck to arm up. I am greatfull that nobody was hurt besides the robber. Now he is being lifted up by the sheriff, I suppose that is good. I would like to see situations and people like this make the national news media. He… Read more »

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Filter gets in my head!
I SAID HEY MAN NICE SHOT!

Tionico
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Tionico

A fine piece of work, Mr. Chilton.

I do have one piece of advice…. next time avoid the mad dash back to your truck to retrieve your weapon. Just lift your shirt, draw it out, and get to work.
How many innocents could this dirtbag have killed or hurt during the time you were between your truck and the place where you NEEDED to be?
High marks for doing the right thing right away. Georgia is a safer place with folks like you moving about i public

StWayne
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StWayne

As for any citizen ready and willing to take it to an armed bad guy: you’re my hero. Can’t tell you how proud it makes me feel when one of our own puts his or her ass where their weapon is!

SecondSon2nd1
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SecondSon2nd1

I’m wondering where Dean Weingarten got the figure of over seven percent of adult Americans possess some sort of carry permit. Anyone know a source for that information?

RoyD
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RoyD

There are 197,000,000 people over the age of 21 in the US. There are 16500000 permits that results in about 8.3% of the people over 21 in the US having a permit.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/03/06/fact-check-what-percentage-of-americans-have-concealed-carry-permits/

https://www.infoplease.com/us/comprehensive-census-data-state/demographic-statistics-342

RetUSAF
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RetUSAF

Add a few million bad guys that carry without a permit.

RoyD
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RoyD

I was going to post something; but, to spare the sensibilities of one of our members here I will have to settle for giving you a down vote. Something I am loath to do generally, by the way. But, those sensibilities.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

That appears to be somewhere close. If you take a population of just over 330 million and concealed carry permits issued at more than 18 million….

jeff
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jeff

After reading about this citizen who became an honorary deputy I thought that’s a great idea. Let’s make licensed, trained CCW holders deputies as part of a national right to carry law. Those of us who are licensed could be instantly called up as part of a community or national militia. Make it voluntary and without liability as good samaritans to instantly double our police force in times of emergency.

StWayne
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StWayne

Hmm, Jeff. Here’s food for thought: would you be ready to take up arms against your fellow citizens simply because they have a gun in the house? You would eventually be forced to answer this kind of calling, if the Democrats have their way in 2020. Otherwise, that’s what the National Guard is for.

Frdmftr
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Frdmftr

No. The Democrats (and apparently just about everyone else) have forgotten that law enforcement officers, soldiers, National Guardsmen, and all holding an office of public trust are sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. They are, and need to be reminded that they are, the first line of defense of our rights. They are, in fact, why “2-Amendment Sanctuary Cities and Counties” are springing up around our country and will eventually, if trends continue, encompass States as well. If the Democrats have their way in 2020 (I am confident the likelihood of that is laughable) they… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

all holding an office of public trust are sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. They are, and need to be reminded that they are, the first line of defense of our rights. Nope. those elected and paid government functionaries are NOT the “first line of defence” as you say. WHAT does that pesky Second Article of Ammendment say? does not the “security of a free state” rest upon the shoulders of THE PEOPLE? and is that not WHY the right to arms is not a right of government, military, “our betters”, or any other group.… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

jeff, Think about Katrina. The NOLA police force was hardly something I’d want to stand near for very long. The NG, as I remember, took part in the citizen disarmament. Sure they changed the law allowing that, but judging from some Sheriffs’ action and statements, that may not mean much.

Frdmftr
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Frdmftr

The NG, in fact, objected. Platoon members objected to their sergeant that what they were doing was unconstitutional, and the sergeant took the objections to his unit commander, and the commander agreed and told the sergeant to have his men stand down. (There is no information as to whether the commander then shifted the orders to another platoon, however.) I have faith that he did not, because with the exception of commanders purged and replaced with yes-men by Soetoro (nee Obama), command-grade officers take their oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution seriously. There have been some Deep State… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Frdmftr, I figured that I might have misremembered it. What I found supports both sides of the story. I just did a search on it and found people saying both that they were and weren’t disarmed by NG. It’s possible that some refused to and the action was passed to others, a 3rd alternative that was mentioned in the search results. All agreed that they were disarmed by the local police. AFTERWARDS there was a move to get agreement that it wouldn’t happen again. We all, here at least, remember that it was unconstitutional, but that isn’t all pervasive. In… Read more »

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

You’re an idiot if you truly think that “command-grade officers take their oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution seriously”. The majority of officers in the military are nothing but “yes-men” and do exactly what they are ordered to do. It is rare to find an officer that will stand up against his “rater”, for fear of being reprimanded and relieved of duty! All you have to do is look back at the 8 years that an illegal alien muslime usurper was ILLEGALLY in office and what happened to the handful of soldiers that refused to deploy under his… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

RJ, You want to address your comments in the future so we know who you’re talking to? Thanks

StWayne
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StWayne

No need for personal attacks when it’s so much easier to get your point across without them. Otherwise, everyone just assumed that you called them an idiot. And hey! We’re all on the same side here.

Tionico
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Tionico

we do not need a “national right to carry law” as we already have the RIGHT to keep and BEAR arms. What we NEED is a clear and non-negotiable law or supreme court case clearly speling that out, and strictly enjoining any government entity lesser than the United States Government restricting or limiting that right in any way, except to deny the right to arms to those who have proven their inability to handle them lawfully. We deny such the right to freely move about by putting them in jail. We deny their right to vote. I’ve no issue with… Read more »

63Sunset
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63Sunset

Sheriff Hill cleaned house at the start of his tenure https://www.ajc.com/news/local/looking-back-victor-hill-fires-dozens-posts-snipers-jail-roof/xhZjSJq6TkbwdANdVvhVNJ/ If your up to no good you’ll have a bad day if you cross paths with a Clayton LEO.

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

Sounds like Georgia politics is tough.

Will
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Will

The kid did really good,he did great ! Makes me so proud !

tetejaun
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tetejaun

The United States. Heroes are a wonderful product of our free society.
Proud in the type of men America makes….very proud.

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

If Bloomberg gets to be president, you’ll see laws against armed citizens attacking poor innocent repeat offender criminals.

Frdmftr
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Frdmftr

I am looking forward to subversive Bloomberg falling flat on his face even more than the rest of the Democrat coterie of enemy agents.

USA
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USA

Bowserb46 “If” is the biggest word in that pedo’s vocabulary.