Two police chiefs have been arrested for allegedly planning to break into the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s surrogate. The police chiefs were arraigned and charged with several felonies.
Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter and Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack were booked into the Belmont County, Ohio jail at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
The two police chiefs allegedly planned to dig up information on the woman who carried the couple’s babies to sell to a tabloid.
At the arraignment Friday, Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of theft in office, one count of unauthorized use of property or services and one count of tampering with evidence.
Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack, 30, was charged with two counts of complicity to burglary and one count of complicity to receiving stolen property.
Both men pleaded not guilty and are free on their own recognizance.
Carpenter could face 21 1/2 years in prison if convicted on all charges, and Dojack could face up to 14 1/2 years if convicted on all charges against him.
Martins Ferry and Bridgeport police would not comment Friday on whether the two chiefs are still on the job.
The alleged burglary took place in mid-May in the eastern Ohio town of Martins Ferry, and the allegations against Carpenter and DoJack surfaced about a week later.
Ross is no longer believed to be staying in the Martins Ferry area, officials have said.
The surrogate mother gave birth to twins June 22 at an Ohio hospital was not home at the time of the alleged burglary.
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