Fired Greenville Cop Gets Probation After Guilty Pleas

A fired Greenville police detective got probation after her guilty plea to three felonies today in Pitt County.

Rose Edmonds pleaded guilty to three counts of altering, destroying or stealing evidence. The judge gave her a suspended sentence and put the former officer on 3 years of supervised probation. She must complete 120 hours of community service and be under electronic house arrest for three months.

Edmonds, who her attorney says now works for a lawn maintenance service, also has lost her law enforcement certification.

Last December the SBI began investigating the 20-year police veteran.

Her attorney said the reason for taking the money was to help other family members who were having problems.

Court documents say the woman took some $9100 during two police investigations.

Edmonds' attorney said the former officer was obviously embarrassed being on the other side of the courtroom.

The woman worked narcotics for the past 12 years, according to the police department. She was fired for gross negligence and later indicted on the charges.