Former Pamlico County Deputy Pleads Guilty To Civil Rights Charges

A Former Pamlico County Sheriff's Deputy has entered guilty pleas in U.S. Federal Court to civil rights violations.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker says 38-year-old Robert Baker of Arapahoe pleaded guilty to three civil rights offenses after being charged in May.

Baker is scheduled to be sentenced in December and faces up to one-year in prison and a fine up to $300,000.

The SBI and FBI investigated the case but did not say what the charges stemmed from.


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  • by Deborah Location: Vanceboro on Sep 8, 2011 at 09:31 AM
    He should have to serve a very long time in prison. I am sure the inmates would love to have him there. There is no way he was right about anything concerning this case. I have to ask myself how many more did he get away from. He should have to lose everything home, cars and all.
  • by Carrie Location: Pamlico on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:55 PM
    "The 14-year law enforcement veteran admitted that he conducted illegal searches of three separate victims, while using his position of authority to improperly seize money and property." Quote taken from the County Compass paper.
  • by Grays on Sep 7, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    What will happen to the personnel he arrested or violated???? Remember DeNial is a river in Egypt. Hope he goes to Prison to meet up with some of the people he sent there. Maybe they can VIOLATE his CIVIL RIGHTS!!!!!
  • by George, r u serious? Location: Greenville, NC on Sep 7, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    The Black Panthers are not sworn to uphold the laws and earn a paycheck for doing do. It is simply outrageous when any governmental offical breaks the very laws he or she has sworn to uphold. So he deserves the strickest of punishment and all others that our tax dollars (which comes from all ethnic groups) are paying!
  • by AC Location: ARAPAHOE on Sep 7, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    go to the County Compass website...search his name and it will pull up the previous article with the charges. Not sure why these guys couldnt do the same.
  • by George Location: Kinston on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    I don't know the facts but I suspect this guy didn't do anything any more serious than the Black Panthers who were intimidating and threating white voters in Philadelphia. Our illustrious attorney general (Eric Holder) let these guys off with just a slap on the wrist. Does anybody believe the Pamlico deputy will be treated so leniently?
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      by Carrie on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:56 PM in reply to George
      "The 14-year law enforcement veteran admitted that he conducted illegal searches of three separate victims, while using his position of authority to improperly seize money and property." Taken from the County Compass paper.
  • by caroline Location: gvlle on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    i wonder y they didn't tell us what the charges were?????????????????
  • by jim on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    now that was an in depth artice.
  • by Anon Location: Pamlico on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    What is civil rights?
  • by ls Location: nb on Sep 7, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    now maybe his current LEO buddies will stop THEIR questionable activities!
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