Sparks found Guilty
Former Polk County Police investigator Mark Sparks has been found guilty on three of six charges in U.S. District Court in Rome. Sparks was accused of running a chop-shop in Cedartown. Sparks was found guilty of informing the target of an investigation that was being investigated, obstructing a criminal investigation, and possession of a Chevrolet pickup truck with an altered vehicle identification number with intention to sell the vehicle. Sparks was found not guilty of operating a chop shop and attempting to dispose of various vehicle parts. Sparks will be sentenced on October 6th, and he plans to appeal.