An Ohio lawman just got Carried away … to jail!
Martins Ferry, Ohio, Police Chief Barry Carpenter was found guilty last month of snooping around the residence of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s surrogate mother, searching for souvenirs that he tried to sell to the tabloids.
He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after being convicted for receiving stolen property, theft in office and tampering with evidence.
Michelle Ross, who gave birth last June to the celebrity couple’s twin girls, was not at home at the time of the incident, but she discovered items misplaced.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick with their two little girls.
Among the items Carpenter ganked were a plaster cast of her belly, ultrasound pictures and various surrogate documents with tax information. Obviously.
The police chief was later caught red-handed on audiotapes recorded by internal affairs investigators approaching paparazzi to hock the mementos for cash.
The policeman did catch a break, however: He could’ve gotten the maximum of six years in the slammer, but he was also acquitted on charges of burglary.
His attorney said he plans to appeal the sentence.