PLATTSBURGH — Police say a Plattsburgh man forced entry into an Evergreen Street home in Treadwells Mills and physically assaulted the homeowner early Monday morning.

State Police charged Michael J. Parent, 32, with first-degree burglary, a felony, along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.


The alleged burglary occurred at around 1:30 a.m. and the victim declined medical attention.

“Parent reportedly had a pistol in his possession during the burglary, and subsequent to a search warrant at his residence a BB gun pistol was recovered,” police said.

The child endangerment charge was added after police determined a 3-year-old was present at the Evergreen Street residence at the time of the incident, according to a press release.

Parent was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court before Justice James Joyce and sent to Clinton County Jail on $25,000 bail/$50,000 bond.

He remained there Tuesday, according to VINELink, and is due back in court Tuesday, Oct. 22.


Police reportedly discovered precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine at his home while executing a search warrant.

The State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team examined the home.

Additional charges are pending.


In early September, Clinton County Sheriff's deputies charged Parent with criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a felony, following the execution of a search warrant at his and another person's Cumberland Bay State Park campsite, police said then.

In June 2018, Parent faced conspiracy and hazing charges after three people allegedly held a woman captive and assaulted her so Parent would let them into a "private vigilante group."

He has served prison time for a third-degree burglary conviction, according to the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's inmate lookup.

— Staff Writer Cara Chapman contributed to this report

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