Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Campus Crest Communities CEO Ted Rollins Has a Conviction for Assault In His Background

Ted Rollins

(Includes update at 8:05 p.m. on 5/6/12)

Ted Rollins, CEO of Wall Street darling Campus Crest Communities, was convicted of assault in the 1995 beating of his stepson.

Despite his criminal record, Rollins leads a company that in late 2010 completed a $380-million IPO on Wall Street. Campus Crest Communities has gone on to build, manage, and market student housing to young people at 33 universities around the country. With a preferred stock offering in the works--and it's expected to generate another $55 million--the company appears to be in growth mode.

As a member of one of the nation's wealthiest families--the folks behind Orkin Pest Control and its parent company, Atlanta-based Rollins Inc.--Ted Rollins has access to significant financial clout. Public documents show that Campus Crest's IPO and its latest stock offering were arranged by such investment heavyweights as Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets, Barclay's Capital, and Citigroup. Among the lead investors in Campus Crest are Cohen and Steers Capital Management, Wellington Management Company, and Neuberger Berman.

Major legal players also are at Rollins' disposal. Birmingham-based Bradley Arant and Chicago-based Sidley Austin, the sixth largest law firm in the country and one of the oldest firms in the world, were deeply involved in preparing the stock offerings for Campus Crest Communities.

Did any of the financial and legal big hitters bother to examine Ted Rollins' background before sinking millions of investor dollars into his venture? If they had, they would have found some deeply disturbing stuff.

A judge in Franklin County, North Carolina, found Rollins guilty of simple assault, a violation of Section 14-33(a) of the North Carolina General Statutes. Rollins was sentenced to probation, fined $100, charged $65 for court costs, and $250 in restitution to Franklin Regional Medical Center. (Various court documents related to the case can be viewed at the end of this post.)

We will take a detailed look at Ted Rollins' arrest and conviction for assault in upcoming posts. But for now, it seems clear the criminal-justice system treated Rollins in a stunningly gentle fashion. Perhaps that's because he was head of American Textile Services, one of the largest employers in and around Louisburg, North Carolina, when the beating took place on September 9, 1995.

Our research shows that, under North Carolina law, the beating should have been reported to social-services officials as a case of probable child abuse. Based on the description of an eye witness, Sherry Carroll Rollins, the beating inflicted serious physical injury and should have been treated as a felony.

Sherry Rollins now is divorced from Ted Rollins and lives in Birmingham with the couple's two daughters, Sarah and Emma. Zac Parrish, Ms. Rollins' son from her first marriage, was 16 when he became the target of Ted Rollins' wrath--and it remains unclear what sparked the beating. In fact, Zac Parrish denied to me in a phone conversation that the beating happened.

We do know that a report was made to North Carolina officials in 1993 about a possible dysfunctional and abusive relationship between Ted Rollins and Zac Parrish.

After an investigation produced no substantive steps to protect Zac Parrish, things got even uglier two years later. It appears that Ted Rollins probably would have beaten his stepson to death had Sherry Rollins not climbed on his back, ripping his shirt, and then called 911. Ted Rollins stopped the beating and fled the scene when sirens from an ambulance and sheriff's vehicles could be heard.

Parrish now is 33 and is the managing member of Parrish Building Company in Birmingham. His mother has told us that Ted Rollins and the Rollins family have provided substantial support to Zac Parrish's enterprise. Why is that? Well, that's not clear. But Zac Parrish responded with profanity-filled rage recently when I asked him for an interview about several issues connected to the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case, including the beating in North Carolina.

Meanwhile, Sherry Rollins and her daughters were so badly cheated in the divorce that they have been on food stamps--even though Mr. Rollins owns one company that has three private jet craft and his most recent venture has received Wall Street support that is starting to approach half a billion dollars.

We have shown in a series of posts that the Rollins divorce case could not lawfully be moved from South Carolina, where Sherry Rollins filed the initial complaint and it was litigated for three years, to Shelby County, Alabama, where Ted Rollins filed a complaint after his wife and daughters were forced to flee here after being forced out of the family home in Greenville.

The divorce case, it turns out, was not the first time Ted Rollins received outrageously favorable treatment in a court of law. Much the same thing happened in the assault case, where he was convicted but received nothing like the kind of punishment prescribed by law for such a brutal beating.

We soon will be taking a closer look at the assault case and other issues involving Ted Rollins and Zac Parrish. Meanwhile, corporate and legal titans are preparing another stock offering for Campus Crest Communities.

Do the Wall Street types know what kind of man stands as the CEO and public face of Campus Crest Communities? Do they care?

(Update at 8:05 p.m. on 5/6/12)

In paragraph 8 above, we wrote that, based on Sherry Rollins' description of the beating, it should have been treated as a felony assault. That does not appear to be a correct statement under North Carolina law, which we've had an opportunity to study further in the past few days.

Our original reporting would be correct under Alabama law, which is relatively straightforward on assaults. But our research shows that North Carolina assault law is unusually complex and is very different from the law in Alabama. The assault, of course, took place in North Carolina, so that state's law would govern--and it appears that the Rollins assault, if treated properly under the law, still would not have been a felony.

It did, however, appear to classify as the most serious level of misdemeanor assault in North Carolina, rather than the simple assault for which Ted Rollins was convicted. We will address this further in an upcoming post.

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Anonymous said...

This was treated as a "simple assault," and yet the child was taken to an emergency room via ambulance? Doesn't sound too "simple" to me. I can guess the 1 Percent can buy their way out of anything.

Anonymous said...

The 1% of the 1%.

A writing by Ron Unz found at Global Research or the American Conservative, reviews a recently published book, "Why Nations Fail," co-authored by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson that proclaim to be economists.

. . . A society's media and academic organs constitute the sensory apparatus and central nervous system of its body politic, and if the information these provide is seriously misleading, looming dangers may fester and grow. A media and academy that are highly corrupt or dishonest constitution a deadly national peril. And although the political leadership of undemocratic China might dearly wish to hide all its major mistakes, its crude propaganda machinery often fails at this self-destructive task. But America's own societal information system is vastly more skilled and experienced in shaping reality to meet the needs of business and government leaders, and this very success does tremendous damage to our country . . . .

. . . But if so, then we must admit that Richard Lynn, a prominent British scholar, has been correct in predicting for a decade or longer that the global dominance of the European-derived peoples is rapidly drawing to its end and within the foreseeable future the torch of human progress and world leadership will inevitably pass into Chinese hands.

Maybe the campuses overrun in these times with the Asian and other populations not American, can provide a better future?


legalschnauzer said...


Thanks for a thoughtful comment. I concur about the dangers of our corrupt media and academic organs. They are tightly interwoven with our legal and business organs, which also have become badly corrupted.

Anonymous said...

I sued the Oregonian and Maxine Bernstein in the Superior Court, State of Washington, Cowlitz County for a breach of contract that has caused me suffering. I'm supposedly an artist of renown in the Pacific Northwest, major collections in very prestigious collections of the so called "rich." In 2007, one of the new breed of police state trespassed into my home and shot me directly in the eyes with pepper spray, Sabre Red, the cop corrected me at his deposition I said Red Sabre. Evidently the Clintons are Bilderbergers and Trilateral members which own a corporation in Pakistan or is it India - Sabre Red. The cop shot and killed a young man, he was black, the kid that got hit with Ronald Frashour III's AR-15, provided to him after violating civil rights. Tazed Frank Waterhouse before attacking me and was found guilty for all three charges, but back employed by the Portland Police Bureau now the rumor mill says.

But, I file frivolous and redundant papers in the court to demand my Bill of Rights restored.

This all began in or around 2000, when the Employment Department in the State of Oregon decided the new GREEN AGENDA allowed eminent domain of every American's lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness.

Of course we know the Federal Reserve System and the US Department of the Treasury and other NGOs or partners with the private and public sectors, so called government leaders, are the best we get in this land of predatory injustice dishonoring the reality of civilization in the modern time.

LS you are what Goethe said about genius. Thank you, Roberta

Anonymous said...

The focus of the talks this year largely revolved around catch phrases like “multipolarity,” “intertransparency” and “eco-connectedness”—words that imply global economic intertwining, which has long been the goal of globalist groups like the Trilateralists and Bilderberg. At the same time, concepts of state nationalism, individual sovereignty and protectionism were roundly eschewed by speakers.

Yes, the one world government.

All of us that got to be the first level of colonization's eminent domain, must continue to stand.

We who did our homework and therefore, remembered the agenda how Alexander the Great and others just as egocentric did the same colonization.

Digital power has caused the synapses in brains of the computer godless to be hopelessly criminally insane!

Look at the systems, just look at the courts, FRAUD.

Welfare and what do we get as the intellectuals for empowerment of our America's potential to be enlightened?

Too dumb to see Hollywood's movie script is an artificial reality.

Too dumb to get welfare recipients get to go when the turnaround spins them in the barrel too.

Gotta be compassionate or we act the same as the human filth that dresses up as though "rich."

Anonymous said...

LS: On the first document, it looks like someone has marked out the reference to Zac Parrish being taken to the hospital. Was this on the original? If so, that's mighty suspicious. Is that part of the reason this wound up as a simple assault? You take out the hospital reference, and the injuries don't sound so bad.

legalschnauzer said...


Good catch. Yes, the mark out is on the original, which makes it look like someone doctored the document. I plan to address that in an upcoming post. A trip to the emergency room points to "serious physical injury," which under the law would have made this a felony assault. It looks like someone in the legal chain of command did not want this to be treated as such.

Anonymous said...

White size shirt do you wear??? I need to get you a bullet proof vest.. There you go again.. Made the "family II Pissed" X

legalschnauzer said...

Pissing off "families" seems to be my specialty these days. The Rollins folks don't need to use bullets to get at you. They can just send Orkin to spray poison all over your house.

David said...

Ted Rollins is a real cock roach. He must have an immunity to the Orkin spray.

jeffrey spruill said...

Did any of the financial and legal big hitters bother to examine Ted Rollins' background before sinking millions of investor dollars into his venture?

Mr. Schnauzer:

I think the big hitters relish & embrace this behavior.(proves he's crooked enough to circumvent rules & regulations. their money is gonna be safe with this guy.)

Robby Scott Hill said...

One of the Rollins men in Ringgold, Georgia beat three boys with a baseball bat. How low down is that?

Robby Scott Hill said...

The Rollins Family helped Mr. Otto Orkin's children push him into poverty. Orkin's children got 65 million dollars & poor Mr. Orkin got a welfare check.

legalschnauzer said...


Do you have more info about the Ringgold, GA incident? When it happened? Which member of the Rollins family was involved? Link to any news reports? Thx.