Just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, January 27th, Metro Police found 30-year-old Ashton Parson, better known by his stage name of ‘Parson James’, crashed into a dumpster behind the Checkers restaurant in East Nashville. He was initially unresponsive with the vehicle still in drive. Eventually, police were able to knock enough on the window to get him awake. He was reportedly extremely intoxicated and admitted to having a “couple of drinks” prior to driving.
On January 2nd, Parson took to social media to admit he struggled with addiction and declared himself an alcoholic. On January 18th he further posted that he was checking into a “mental health facility” to work on himself.