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Ex-Fayetteville Cop Sentenced to 19 Years for Burglaries

Posted February 8, 2007

— A former Fayetteville police officer was sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison Tuesday for his role in helping a ring of burglars steal guns, drugs and electronics from houses.

Jared Parsek and his eight accomplices pleaded guilty last March to a variety of charges, including conspiracy to commit civil rights violations, drug possession, and obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Court Judge James Fox sentenced Parsek to 225 months in prison and ordered him to pay $54,352 in restitution.

Prosecutors have said Parsek would gather information while working as an officer and then tell his accomplices about unoccupied house that could be burglarized. Parsek would then wait nearby in case he had to warn his partners about any threat, according to the indictment.

The men targeted homes in Fayetteville, Raleigh and the Beech Mountain area, according to the indictment.

Fox sentenced accomplice Justin McCarty to a similar term Tuesday. Another participant in the ring, Scotty Cornwell, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay $37,700 in restitution.

Three others had already been sentenced and three more are awaiting sentencing.

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  • Woland Feb 8, 2007

    Actually, pbeard, the beauty of the federal sentence he recieved is that unlike state time, he will do almost day-for-day... roughly 18.5 years. I wish we could do that with everyone.

  • narck9 Feb 8, 2007

    Dirty cops make the rest of us good ones look bad.

  • superman Feb 8, 2007

    Sorry folks but they dont put law enforcement people in the general prison population. Child molesters and law enforcement people are always segregated.

  • deerslayer Feb 8, 2007

    No drop the soap for him. He will be in his private little cell for 23 hrs a day in protective custody. Either case it will be a long boring sentence...

  • normalthinking Feb 8, 2007

    dont bet on him serving 19 years. that will be reduced for good behavior to no more than 6 at best after all you get less time than that for murder in this state

  • Wildman Feb 8, 2007

    oh my....a crooked cop.....what a shock!

    an abuse of power....the sheer humanity of it all!

  • NYPD Feb 8, 2007

    I'm sure the inmates will be very happy to see him,especially the ones he arrested. He'll be playing "drop the soap" shortly.

  • gvmtcheese Feb 8, 2007

    your right canne, look on the bright side though, at least we have the honor in knowing we will be paying for his meals, medical and leisure activities for the next 225 months.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Feb 8, 2007

    prcanne - Hmmm, I don't understand!
    You do the crime, you do the time.
    Praying for his loved ones.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • prcanne Feb 8, 2007

    Another cop, another crime......what a waste the judicial system has become.