SAVANNAH, GA (November 2, 2018) – Savannah Police have charged two subjects after threats were made against a juror resulting in a mistrial in the Rebecca Foley and James Pastures murder trial last week.
Immediately after receiving information that a juror had been threatened, Savannah Police launched an investigation into the incident to identify the subjects involved. The investigation revealed that individuals in a vehicle pulled up next to a juror, made threatening statements and drove off. After the juror informed the court the following morning, a mistrial was declared.
Today officers arrested Roderick Parrish Sr., 43, on charges of intimidating a juror. He is the father of defendants Roderick Parrish Jr. and Jordan Campbell. Ann Parrish, 48, was arrested on charges of party to a crime of intimidating a juror. She is the mother of Jordan Campbell and step-mother of Roderick Parrish Jr.
“We cannot tolerate crimes of this nature,” said Director Roy Minter. “After learning of the incident, we immediately began an aggressive investigation into the incident. The victims’ families and the jurors deserve to experience a fair trial without having to be fearful for their wellbeing. We are continuing to monitor this situation as the trial is ongoing with a new jury.”