Anthony Parrinello, Accused of Running Over Man After Argument at Elementary School, Has Had a Few Run-ins With the Law

Anthony Parrinello -- the man accused of running over and killing a man after an argument at a North Phoenix elementary school -- had a few run-ins with law enforcement before his arrest on a murder charge Monday.

Parrinello, 31, is accused of running over 42-year-old Carmelo D'Alessandro on Monday, after the men decided to settle the argument by brawling at the Walmart.

Parrinello headed to the store, but D'Alessandro decided just to walk home from the Canyon Springs School, near Anthem.

Parrinello waited at the Walmart for a bit, before going on a drive and looking for D'Alessandro. When he found D'Alessandro still walking toward his house, Parrinello ran him over, according to the documents.

Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump told New Times yesterday that it's still unknown what the argument was all about, but both men had kids at the school. According to the school's calendar, Monday was also the first day of school for the youngsters.

Court documents submitted by police in this case show Parrinello's ex-wife has an order of protection against him, and other court records show that Parrinello has had to deal with police before.

Parrinello was popped for theft in Glendale in 2007, and pleaded guilty under a plea agreement a few weeks after his arrest.

Not even a month after his guilty plea, Parrinello was arrested on an aggravated-assault charge. That charge was dismissed by the county attorney's office in early 2008.

Parrinello also faced a charge in Phoenix Municipal Court in 2005 for an assault that resulted in an injury, but that charge was dismissed by the court.

He's also had a few traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license plate and no registration, according to the records.

In this case, after allegedly running over D'Alessandro, police found Parrinello and his car at a nearby park where Parrinello worked. Court documents list Parrinello's employer simply as "Anthem."

Parrinello had cleaned "biological evidence" off the hood of his car, but after a search warrant was obtained, police found blood and other "biological evidence" underneath the vehicle, according to court documents.

Parrinello admitted being in an argument with D'Alessandro, but denied running him over, police say. Again, it's not yet known what the argument was about, but Sergeant Crump said yesterday that the men did know each other.

Parrinello faces one count of second-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.

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Matthew Hendley
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