A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection to a fatal shooting at a business in Hickory in January 2021. 51-year-old Phelifa Michelle Marlow was shot and killed at TCS Designs on 9th Avenue NE in Hickory.
Two Taylorsville residents, 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 62-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, were arrested and charged in the case. Tangela Parker was served with a true bill of indictment for one count of murder and Eric Parker was served with a true bill of indictment for one count of accessory after the fact.
According to Hickory Police, Tangela Parker arrived at work on January 13, 2021, with a gun and shot and killed Marlow. She was last seen fleeing the company parking lot in a SUV with her husband Eric Parker. The suspects were on the run before being captured by federal agents in Arizona six months to the day of the shooting.
The victim’s husband, Justin Marlow, is suing Eric Parker, TCS Designs’ President Jobie G. Redmond and plant manager Jeff McKinney. The lawsuit was filed on February 21. A civil suit has already been filed against Tangela Parker. Published reports say the claim is that Tangela Parker had previously threatened the victim and she was not fired as per company guidelines.
Eric and Tangela Parker both made court appearances in Catawba County this week. Tangela Parker remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $250,000 bond, her next Superior Court date is May 18. Eric Parker remained in that same facility under $125,000 bond, he’s got a Superior Court date May 16.[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]