Suspect in kidnapping, rape in court

Michael D. Parrish, 37, faces 15 charges

INDIANAPOLIS - A man charged with kidnapping two women from a Wal-Mart parking lot and raping them was in Hendricks County Court Tuesday.

Michael D. Parrish, 37, of Indianapolis, is facing 15 charges related to the Feb. 6 attack that began in the parking lot of an Avon Wal-Mart store.

According to court documents, Parrish forced two women into their car at gunpoint then drove them -- and a 3-year-old who was also in the car -- to a nearby apartment complex, where he raped them.

Parrish then made one of the women drive them to her Marion County home, where he assaulted and tied up her boyfriend, the probable cause affidavit said.

Court documents say Parrish raped the women again before tying them up, stealing items from the home and fleeing in the woman's car.

Police arrested Parrish Sunday after he was spotted driving the stolen vehicle.

Parrish admitted to the allegations while police were questioning him, and he told officers he used his cellphone to record himself raping the women, according to court documents.

Police said Parrish is also suspected of robbing a woman in the parking lot of a Plainfield Kohl's, and a gun in his possession has been connected to a separate home robbery and sexual assault.

Parrish's criminal history dates back to 1993 and includes multiple convictions in Sullivan and Marion counties for crimes including criminal confinement, arson, intimidation and battery with bodily waste.

Parrish is being held on $1 million bond. Parrish's pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 2, with a tentative trial date of April 30.

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