A Virginia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for arson. 38 year old David Parks of Melfa was convicted of 2nd degree arson in a fire on Sheephouse Road in Pocomoke in April of 2012. Judge Thomas Groton suspended 8 years and also sentenced Parks to 5 years supervised probation with mandatory alcohol and mental health counseling and GPS monitoring. Parks has also been ordered to pay $2900 in restitution to the family. Parks was also convicted of several arsons in Wicomico County in 2006 – at that time he was a firefighter.
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