Parker-Broderick surrogate expected on the stand

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - November 19, 2009

The trial of suspended Martins Ferry Chief Barry Carpenter resumed Thursday morning. Testimony from Michelle Ross is anticipated later in the day.

Prosecutors say Carpenter entered Ross' home in Martins Ferry in May and took items that identified her as the couple's surrogate. He and Police Chief Chad Dojack from neighboring Bridgeport are accused of scheming to sell the stuff to paparazzi.

Carpenter has pleaded not guilty to felony counts including burglary and receiving stolen property.

Dojack is to be tried in January.

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