Summons Issued for Former Councilwoman Pamela Parris, Attorney Says No Arrest Warrant

Pamela Parris
Pamela Parris

It’s been quite a day in Sebastian after an arrest warrant appeared this morning on the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office for former Councilwoman Pamela Parris.

We spoke with Parris’ attorney, Philip L. Reizenstein, who stated the warrant was a mistake. It was supposed to be a summons that includes two additional perjury charges related to her criminal case.

“The prosecution, in response to a successful motion to dismiss that I filed, is filing new charges,” Reizenstein told Sebastian Daily.

“The prosecutor stated in open court last week that he has zero concerns about my client fleeing and therefore would NOT require that my client be arrested and post a new bond,” Reizenstein added.

We then spoke with the State Attorney’s Office, and they confirmed the warrant was a mistake and it was only supposed to be a summons to answer to 2 new perjury charges.

The State Attorney’s Office confirmed that they are ready for trial on Jan. 11, 2021. 

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.