Gregory Parish is charged with criminal contempt, criminal mischief, menacing, aggravated harassment, obstructing governmental administration and endangering the welfare of a child.

A 29-year-old Newark man is in jail after, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said, he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Gregory Parish is charged with criminal contempt, criminal mischief, menacing, aggravated harassment, obstructing governmental administration and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies said Parish sent his ex-girlfriend several threatening text messages, violating a stay-away order of protection. According to investigators, while they were trying to locate Parish, he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home, kicked in the door and threatened to kill her and one of his friends with a knife. Deputies said the incident happened in front of two young children.

Parrish was charged with an additional count of criminal mischief after he kicked the back window of the patrol car, causing damage, deputies said.

Parrish was arraigned and sent to the Wayne County Jail on bail.