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Atlantic City Man Sentenced for Aggravated Assault, Robbery

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Atlantic City

 By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that Kenneth T. Parrish, 58, of Atlantic City, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for the October 8, 2021, aggravated assault and robbery of a 49-year-old female victim, J.L., on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

According to Atlantic City Police, officers were called to the boardwalk for a report of a woman being attacked while Parrish took her wallet and phone.

“Police say due to multiple punches by Parrish to the victim’s head and face, J.L. was subsequently permanently blinded and lost use and function her left eye.

As Parrish assaulted the victim, a good Samaritan intervened and came to the victim’s defense and subdued and detained Parrish until the police arrived.

According to authorities, on January 12, Defendant pleaded guilty to the following charges:

Count 1 – Robbery by Force – 2nd degree

Count 2 – Aggravated Assault with Serious Bodily Injury – 2nd degree

The Atlantic City Police Department investigated this case.

The defendant will be required to serve 85% of the 10-year sentence before he will be eligible for parole.