Coatesville Man Arrested for Alleged Home Invasion and Kidnapping

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COATESVILLE, PA — On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, a home invasion on the 700 block of East Chestnut Street ended in terror for two Coatesville residents. The incident, which occurred between 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM, involved George Parks, 49, who now faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, robbery, and aggravated assault.

According to police reports, the victims, an adult male and female, were asleep when they were awakened by noises from their kitchen around 3:30 AM. The male victim confronted Parks, leading to a physical struggle. Parks allegedly overpowered the victim with a firearm. The female victim witnessed this confrontation and attempted to intervene by grabbing a firearm kept in their home for protection. However, Parks reportedly overpowered her as well and threw her to the ground.

For the next two and a half hours, Parks allegedly held both victims captive while he ransacked their home. During this time, Parks is accused of repeatedly beating the male victim with his firearm and threatening both victims at gunpoint, demanding money. Parks eventually left the scene around 6:00 AM, taking cash and the victims’ firearm with him.

Parks was apprehended on May 22, 2024, at approximately 1:16 AM, outside his residence on the 600 block of Lincoln Highway. He was found in possession of the stolen firearm. A search of his vehicle revealed multiple bags of new clothing with receipts, vehicle repair receipts, and blood-soaked clothing.

As a convicted felon, Parks is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was arraigned and his bail set at $750,000 cash.

The Coatesville Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident. The charges against Parks are allegations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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