Parks pleads not guilty to peeping Tom charges


Parks

By: 
Faith Lifer
Staff Writer

A Starkville man known by authorities as the “Peeping Pimp” pleaded not guilty to two counts of trespassing by peeping Tom on Wednesday.

Court records show 59-year-old Eddie Parks, Jr., who has a history of violent offenses and crimes of a sexual nature, was served a two-count indictment for trespassing by peeping Tom on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Parks waived his arraignment and did not appear in Circuit Court for a live arraignment.

His bond was set at $30,000.

For count one, the indictment states Parks entered the property of the Sprint Mart located at 101 Highway 12 East with the purpose of spying on the occupants in the convenience store on April 24.

According to police, Parks exposed himself during the incident.

On the second count, the indictment states Parks entered the property of the Subway located at 416 Highway 12 with the purpose of spyingo n the occupants in the restaurant on May 4.

Parks’ clashes with law enforcement began in the 1980s with two burglary convictions.

According to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court records, Parks pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 1997 for hitting Jason Hollingworth in the face with both his fist and a bottle.

Records also show a jury convicted Parks of voyeurism in 2009. Parks was sentenced to five years in prison and was released in April 2014.

Parks recently pleaded guilty to the simple assault of his wife’s son, Tony Nelson, in Municipal Court on June 4. Nelson pleaded guilty to the same charge and confessed that he initiated the confrontation.

Parks’ trial date for two counts of trespass by “peeping Tom” is set for the next Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term, which will begin Oct. 15.

OTHER CIRCUIT COURT NEWS

WILLIAM MYERS
Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens issued a bench warrant for the immediate arrest of 30-year-old William Myers after Myers failed to appear for Circuit Court on Wednesday.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Myers may be in the custody of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

No bond will be set pending the arrest of Myers.

Myers was indicted on Jan. 5. for one count of breaking and entering. The indictment states Myers broke into the Meat Science Lab on the Mississippi State University campus on Nov. 2, 2017.

DAMARIUS GRAHAM
Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman sentenced 25-year-old Damarius Graham to five years in prison on Wednesday after Graham pleaded guilty to felony fleeing.

Judge Coleman suspended the sentence, giving him two years on house arrest. Judge Coleman also imposed a fine of $1,200, which will be paid at a rate of $100 a month beginning on Aug. 31.

The maximum sentence for felony fleeing is five years, with a maximum fine of $5,000.

Graham was indicted on one count of felony fleeing in November 2017. The indictment states on Nov. 29, 2016, Graham was driving a motor vehicle, when he was directed by law enforcement to stop, but refused, with “a reckless regard to persons or property while operating a motor vehicle.”

Graham is currently on parole for a prior felony of possession of cocaine.

Graham was indicted for possession of cocaine in July 2016. The indictment states Graham was in possession of more than 10 grams but less than 30 grams of cocaine.

He was charged in December 2015.

Graham is preparing to serve three years on post-release supervision for his cocaine charge.

TIMOTHY POWELL
Judge Coleman issued a bench warrant for the immediate arrest of 35-year-old Timothy Tyron Powell after he failed to appear in Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Powell’s trial was set for Monday.

Powell was indicted on charges of credit card fraud by an Oktibbeha County Grand Jury in July 2016.

He originally pleaded not guilty to the charge and bond was set at $5,000.

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