June 13, 2012
Jury Convicts Hempstead Man of Rockville Centre Burglary
Parson faces up to 15 years in prison for November 2011 burglary
MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a jury has convicted a Hempstead man of burglarizing a Rockville Centre home.
It took a jury about three hours to convict Nishon Parson, 36, of Burglary in the Second Degree yesterday. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his July 27 sentencing.
Rice said that at approximately 11 a.m. on November 29, 2011, Parson and another male broke into a Seaman Avenue home in Rockville Centre. A neighbor witnessed the men entering the home through a back window and called 911. A Rockville Centre police sergeant responded to the scene minutes later and saw electronics piled up at the home’s door. Upon entering the house, the sergeant confronted Parson and the other male subject.
Parson pretended to comply with the officer’s commands, but both men then fled the scene. Parson was found several blocks away hiding under a tarp in a shed after police set up a perimeter. His accomplice is still at large. In addition to the electronics, police at the scene found the victim’s safe on the floor of his closet after it had been ripped out of a wall panel, and the kitchen and den of the home were completely ransacked.
The jury rejected the defense’s claims that Parson had given his friend a ride to the house, and only came into the house after his friend had already broken in and ransacked it.
“The jury was able to see through the defendant’s lies and excuses and get to the truth,” Rice said. “This defendant could not hide from his actions, and he will now be held accountable.”
Assistant District Attorney Christina Singh of the County Court Trial Bureau is prosecuting the case for the DA’s Office. Parson is represented by Elliot Bloom, Esq.