Escambia Man Gets 30 Years After Impersonating Parole Officer

September 13, 2019

An Escambia County man is headed to prison for impersonating a parole officer.

Circuit Judge Gary Bergosh sentenced Benny Jay Burrell to 30 years in state prison. Burrell entered a plea of no contest to home invasion robbery with a weapon, grand theft auto, grand theft, false imprisonment, fraudulent use of a credit card, and harassing a witness, victim or informant involving a first degree felony.

On September 19, 2018, Burrell knocked on the victim’s door claiming to be a parole officer looking for a parolee. After the victim declined to let Burrell enter her residence, he forced his way inside and tied her to chair before taking her credit card, car keys, cell phone and various other items. He then stole her vehicle and left.

Shortly after fleeing the scene, Burrell used her credit card at a gas station off Cervantes Street. Law enforcement responded and apprehended Burrell who was in possession of the victim’s vehicle and other items. The victim was transported to the gas station and identified Burrell.

After he was apprehended, the victim received a threatening letter with Burrell’s DNA on the envelope.


2 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets 30 Years After Impersonating Parole Officer”

  1. mike on September 13th, 2019 6:12 am

    jeez, what a creep! good job law enforcement.

  2. rance on September 13th, 2019 4:33 am

    Got 30 years to practice your penmanship…

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