Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea and 30-year Sentence for Grayson County Burglar

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015  
Contact Information:  Leland Hulbert
Deputy Communications Director

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of 45-year-old James G. Parrett of Magnolia, Ky.  Late yesterday afternoon, Parrett entered a guilty plea in Grayson Circuit Court to charges associated with a home burglary that took place in June of 2012 in Grayson County.  The victims were attending their son’s funeral at the time of the crime.

Parrett pled guilty to Burglary First Degree and Persistent Felony Offender First Degree. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  The defendant is not eligible for probation and must serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he is eligible to seek parole.  Parrett has prior felony convictions for theft, burglary and drug possession.

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Parrett’s co-defendant, Timothy D. Terry pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March.  The prosecution was handled by special prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General.  The Office of Special Prosecutions handled these cases at the request of Commonwealth’s Attorney David Williams.

After the plea was entered, the victims thanked Attorney General Conway and his Special Prosecutions team. 

“The work by the Office of the Attorney General was exceptional,” said Dennis Higdon.  “They came in and picked up the pieces of this case and handled it in a professional manner.  Mr. Conway’s special prosecutors, Shawna Kincer and Thom Marshall, were firm and intelligent in the courtroom. They were professional and attentive to our concerns.  They went above and beyond in their effort and preparation and gave our family justice.”

“I appreciate the dedication of my prosecutors in helping obtain justice for this family,” Attorney General Conway said.  “As a parent, my heart goes out to the victims of this crime, and I hope with both defendants going to prison that the family is afforded a measure of closure to a crime that occurred during a time of immeasurable grief.”