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Although the fire he (Parks) set was in an unoccupied structure, the hazards to the responding firefighter still exist. These firefighters are volunteers and in addition to being placed in harms way during the supression of the fire, they also may be injured responding to and returning from the fires." A family member also made a statement in which she expressed the stress on the family.
According to Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon, after a lengthy investigation, Parks was arrested on August 14, 2012 and the trial was held in April 2013. Parks was found guilty on all four charges including Second Degree Arson, Malicious Burning, Malicious Destruction of Property and Reckless Enlargement. In 2006, Parks was charged with setting several fires in Salisbury, Maryland. He was convicted of setting at least one of the fires in 2006 for which he served time in the Maryland Correctional System.