Iowa City man arrested for buying a stolen computer

BY DI STAFF | JULY 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man was arrested after he allegedly purchased stolen property, according to Iowa City police.

According to an official complaint, 28-year-old Eric Ray Parker of 2121 Taylor Drive told Iowa City police he purchased a laptop for $30 from a man on Broadway. Assuming it was stolen and worth $700 to $800, Parker notified police.

Detectives waited inside the store Parker clerked at for the suspect to return and pick up the computer after he thought the hard drive had been wiped clean, according to the complaint.

Reports said Parker then voluntarily went to the police station and issued a statement, agreeing to contact police with another purchase of stolen property.

Parker neglected to call for a week, and an arrest warrant was issued for him.

— by Brian Albert

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