Celebrity News November 23, 2009
Police Chief Convicted of 3 Felonies in SJP Break-in
A police chief was convicted of three felonies for breaking into the home of a woman who was carrying surrogate twins for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, the Associated Press reports.
A jury found the Martins Ferry, Ohio cop, Barry Carpenter, guilty of receiving stolen property, theft in office and tampering with evidence. He was acquitted on charges of burglary and unauthorized use of property or services.
Prosecutors allege that Carpenter and a police chief from a neighboring town broke into surrogate mom Michelle Ross' home in May and tried to sell items related to her pregnancy to paparazzi.
Carpenter claimed he only went into the home because the door was open, and he wanted to check it out.