Crime

Michigan Man Who Sexually Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend With Hot Hair Straightener Found Shot 7 Times

Michigan Man Who Sexually Assaulted Ex-girlfriend With Hot Hair Straightener Found Shot 7 Times
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In late July, 30-year-old Dekenta Parchman assaulted his then-girlfriend for three hours at her apartment in Van Buren town. He tortured and sexually assaulted her with a hot hair straightener.

This week, investigators found a wanted man shot seven times while sitting in his car, just 20 minutes away from where the assault occurred.

Attorney Sona Movsisyan with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said: "This was a very significant assault. The crime scene photos speak to the significance of this assault."


After days of treatment, the ex-girlfriend was released from the hospital and is still recovering.


According to investigators, the assault took place when Parchman showed up at his ex-girlfriend's apartment, reportedly drunk. He allegedly started punching her in the face and smashed multiple ashtrays over her head before assaulting her with the hair straightener. He then beat her with an extension cord and hit her head.

The unnamed woman escaped and called the police from a neighbor's home, but by the time the officers arrived, Parchman had stolen her car and fled the scene.


A week later, US marshals found Parchman with seven untreated bullet wounds. Investigators said he was shot in a shootout in Inkster, 15 minutes from where he was found.

In court on Tuesday, Parchman said: "I got shot seven times. I got bullet fragments in me. I need surgery. My leg is broken; they shot out my knee."

Investigators aren't sure yet who shot him, and no reference has been made to the victim being a suspect.


According to WJBK, Parchman has served time in the past for unlawful imprisonment, drugs, and home invasion. A judge set his bond at $250,000.