34th District Court Judge facing domestic violence charge

A judge in Wayne County is facing a domestic violence charge for an incident last week in Van Buren Township. 

Police say 34th District Court Judge David Parrott, 59, has been charged with domestic violence assault and battery after an alleged incident with his partner.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy says police were called Feb. 8 around 7:10 p.m. to a home Judge Parrott shares with his 55-year-old domestic partner. When police arrived, the woman was upset and said Parrott had assaulted her, causing a bump on her head, a cut on her hand and pain to her tailbone. Parrott was arrested. 

Parrott was arraigned Monday afternoon where it was revealed he is out on bond in Manistee County for alcohol-related offenses. Investigators say police there are in the process of filing a motion to revoke Parrott's bond.

The judge, in this case, ordered him released on a personal bond. He's not to return to his home or have contact with the alleged victim, as well as no alcohol or drugs, and no access to his guns.

Parrott listed a total of nine guns including a Glock he said he keeps in his office. All were ordered handed over to the Van Buren Township police. Parrott was also ordered to wear an alcohol tether or other monitoring device.

Parrott has been on the bench in Romulus since 2002. His current term expires this year.