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Man Charged With Assaulting Church Worker

The suspect and the victim were both hospitalized after a scuffle that involved a baseball bat.

A 24-year-old man is charged with assault after he struck a maintenance worker at Sacred Heart Church with a baseball bat.

Shawn Alan Parks, 24, is charged with first-degree assault in the incident, which occurred at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, according to Baltimore County Police.

When the worker arrived at the church, Parks was waiting for him with a baseball bat. After being struck several times, the worker got the bat away from Parks and hit him with it, police said.

Both men were taken to Sinai Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and Parks was charged upon his release, police said.

Samantha S. February 07, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Were you being funny about the ski mask and bat or is that what happened?
So tired of people judging February 07, 2013 at 10:38 PM
People who make comments about things that dont know about what happened . They just hear thru this one and that one or just hear one side of the story .Your no better than the next one who thinks they know it all.Have you ever heard the saying THERES TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY!!!! And it will be heard in a court of law So people really need to clean their own closets before they clean someone elses.
Friend of victim February 08, 2013 at 05:23 PM
I personaly know the victim and he was at work at the time coming out of the office your friend attacked him as he came out your friend Shawn is or better find a new life in jail prettie sad to attack someone two times your age have him take the bat (that Shawn brought to kill this person) and get the fear of god but to him. If not in jail have him try the girlscouts instead of a hit man
CP February 08, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Inbred degenerates find each other. Go back to Carrolltucky.
Ticked Off February 08, 2013 at 05:56 PM
My life is not perfect Ahole who left this comment, but you will not find attempts of murder, assault and violence in my past. I know the other person; he is a good, honest, hardworking man that did not deserve this. I hope Parks rots in hell…
mandoman February 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM
How the hell do you explain Shwn with a ski mask, bleach, bat and 5:40 in the morning taking a bat to a person that he doesn't even know??? Friend, get a life dude..
mandoman February 08, 2013 at 06:32 PM
FACTS?? How about Shawn came up to the stranger and swung the bat.? Those are the cold hard facts. the other struck Shawn to defend.. Good thing that older guy was able to get that bat.. Shawn would have finished him.
mandoman February 08, 2013 at 06:41 PM
I know the victim.. he is having his face put back together by doctors thanks to a thug that he didn't know. A thug that didn't know him at all.. A targeted Violent act. these is fact there.. A school worker opening up the door and all of the sudden he attacks? Ski Mask?? armed with a bat? had liquid to harm? I hope they make it real hard for Shawn to get out.. I also hope that his Friends see the truth and understand that he is an unstable dangerous person..
legal beagle February 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM
no they didnt know each other the guy with the bat and mask and bleach came to a church to cause harm and not to pray he is where he belongs and was not knocked out was sqealing like a baby and the nun was standing there
legal beagle February 08, 2013 at 07:41 PM
how many people go to church at 5 or so in the morning with there bat, mask and bleach sure not to pray and bleach i guess that was to wash away his sins really i dont know any one that does that and ends up attacking a person and causing such damage and then call it a scuffle this guy needs mental help and jail
legal beagle February 08, 2013 at 08:42 PM
yes bail revoked
legal beagle February 08, 2013 at 08:43 PM
was not unconscious ask the nun who was there
MD res February 08, 2013 at 09:51 PM
The community of Sacred Heart is praying for all parties involved in this unfortunate incident. The parish is run by good people who want peace in the neighborhood. Prolonging the issue won't help anyone.
ED February 09, 2013 at 07:46 PM
I THINK MANDOMAN SEEMS TO KNOW ALOT ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN. MAYBE HE WAS THERE ALSO FROM WHAT I HEAR THERE WERE THREE FIGHTING .
Only one person who will judge you February 09, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Yeah I heard the same thing about three people.So who are these three? It does seem like Mandoman knows alot. Where does it say in the article about bleach? All you people really need to understand what you are reading and not assume. Wonder if Mandoman was one of the three.
Only one person who will judge you February 09, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? Seems to me there are a lot of opinions floating around and not so many facts! Also, it seems the opinions left on here are based upon "Mr. Parks" past run -ins with the law... So that being said, until you KNOW the facts, keep your OPINIONS to yourselves! Let the authorities do their job (investigating) to prove who was at fault!
Samantha S. February 11, 2013 at 02:45 PM
He brings a baseball bat onto property which he NEVER should have been and attacks an UNARMED gentleman that is at least twice his age. How is Parks the victim again??? And he brought bleach?? I guess he wanted to blind him first?? Parks planned this attack. This was not spontaneous or a "scuffle" this was a planned attack. I would be comfortable to say, Parks was going to kill this man and if he didn't get the bat away from Parks, he would have killed him. His charges should be attempted first degree murder. And if there are two sides to every story and the cops aren't "releasing" the truth, why is Parks the only one charged??? Because Parks is the instigator, and Parks is at fault. With any luck, the judge will see what a danger and non contributor to society this thug is - lock him up and throw away the key!!!!!
legal beagle February 15, 2013 at 04:27 PM
yes im sure shawn and his friend have there own version and believing in them and there lies and you have no clue what happened unless you was the third person hiding along with shawn and I dont think shawn was standing out in the open in the dark saying hey look at me im a dummy come and take my bat cause im wearing a mask and you cant see me and ill get you with my bottle of bleach if you try really people use what brain you have left from sniffing and or drugs thats cause you to be an idiot but it will come out third man or not and yes mike does work at church and so do the nuns and many others and there might be alot more come out other than just the dumb action of a board thug
legal beagle February 15, 2013 at 04:54 PM
yes im sure at one point everyone has had to defend them self from being bullied or defending them self against people like shawn and his pics of beating people up in parking lots oh my what a proud moment for him to be important and the big shot of the day
MBPG February 15, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Ok Legal Beagle nowhere in the article mentioned Bleach so if there was bleach involved why wasnt it stated by police.So you and Mandoman are the only ones bringing that up so u must be the ones involved. so i like how the true facts are coming out now from the so called victims side. so keep talking because im guessing the drugs u are sniffing or using are causing u to be an idiot also.All u know how to do is hide behind these postings u dumb pansy a** chicken Sh** who thinks they know everything! So if you have anymore sh** to say that isnt true according to the article then keep your mouth shut.
Lisa February 15, 2013 at 06:02 PM
To the Friends of Shawn Parks, if he ever gets out of jail, maybe you should take him into your home, since you are so sure he is such an up and up citizen. When he starts attacking your neighbors, you be sure and stand up for his character then.
legal beagle February 15, 2013 at 06:52 PM
LOL MBPG YOU ARE SO FUNNY TALK ABOUT HIDING WELL WHAT R DOING WHAT EVER YOU ARE THE ONE GETTING UP SET AND SEEM TO BE THE ONE WHO THINKS THEY KNOW AND YES TAKE HIM IN YOUR HOUSE AND LET HIM PLAY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND KEEP HIM OFF STREET AND SCHOOL YARD
Lisa March 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM
State has brought criminal charges against Shawn Parks.
ED March 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM
what is funny out of all the people that seen what happen no one but the drugie seen him with the bat .a nun a cop a person another man all seen the drugie with the bat.??????
legal beagle March 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM
What's funny is u and your information and the one behind bars and I suppose u r family or friend and believe what u want since u know so much about what happen and seem to no what kind of person the other guy is or was u there with your batman outfit on
Only one person who will judge you March 25, 2013 at 07:12 PM
This comment is for LEGAL BEAGLE.Whats so funny you seem to know alot about everything that was suspose to happen that morning because of all your postings you have wrote on here. You must be one of the other people with the "VICTIM" that morning cause you sure are spilling your guts about things that were not mentioned in this article. So the drugs u are taking or sniffing must be affecting your brain also. So keep on doing what u are doing and keep on talking.
ED March 26, 2013 at 12:18 AM
yep and you must be the stupied fu----- Joker because you are dummer then shit. if you know so much come see me you must know were i live as- hole. then you can say what you want to my face stupied ass.
legal beagle March 30, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I guess the Bateman comment got to u since u can't speak with word and have to be insulting u speak of drugs well that's all on u and what u do and u don't know what I do so why the insults does the true work u up to a rage or insults that quick shame on all u for being upset with the right to speak your mind and coming back with at those with your mean action and words go try pissing someone else of
Lisa May 29, 2013 at 06:19 PM
GUILTY!
mandoman May 29, 2013 at 06:47 PM
I hope this guy gets the help he needs and comes out a better person.. He could have killed someone that night..

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