Robbery, sodomy arrest of Gary Grigg poses questions on Long Island's parole system

The arrest of a parolee in a brutal attack on a woman in Patchogue raises questions about the parole system on Long Island. Gary Grigg,

Prosecutors say Gary Grigg was on parole when he was arrested for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting a woman.

Prosecutors say Gary Grigg was on parole when he was arrested for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting a woman. (7/12/13)

PATCHOGUE - The arrest of a parolee in a brutal attack on a woman in Patchogue raises questions about the parole system on Long Island.

Gary Grigg, 25, is accused of beating, robbing and sodomizing a woman off Main Street two weeks ago. He has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree robbery.

There are 2,658 parolees on Long Island and only 52 officers to oversee them, according to a state website. Grigg's arrest has neighbors wondering why he was on the streets in the first place.

According to Newsday, Grigg pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery back in 2006. In 2009, he was sentenced for burglarizing a Bellport home. He was paroled after serving two years of a three-and-a-half year sentence.

Grigg was arrested again Wednesday on a parole violation for allegedly driving without a license.

Grigg remains behind bars on $75,000 cash bail. Prosecutors say he will stay jailed even if he comes up with the bail since he violated parole curfew.

  

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A public hearing will be held about the 1 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, U.S. Sen. 2 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Building condos on the Indian Hills Country Club 3 Residents debate Fort Salonga housing proposal
Daniel Flowers is described by his family as 4 Police search for suspect in deadly Hempstead shooting
The study by Common Sense Media says parents 5 Study: Some parents use screens over 9 hours a day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Prosecutors say Gary Grigg was on parole when Man accused of robbing, sexually assaulting woman

Prosecutors say a parolee has been arrested for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting a woman

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE