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Suspects In January Murder Still Being Held In Catawba County
L-R: Tangela Louise Parker and Eric Carroll Parker
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Suspects In January Murder Still Being Held In Catawba County

The two suspects charged in connection to the murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January remained in jail in Catawba County. 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 62-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both of Taylorsville, were arrested and charged in the case. They were on the run for six months before being captured in Phoenix, Arizona, as previously reported on WHKY.

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. The charges are in connection to the fatal shooting of 51-year-old Phelifa Michelle Marlow on January 13, 2021, at T.C.S. Designs on 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory.

Phelifa Michelle Marlow
Photo courtesy of legacy.com

In September, bond was set for both of the suspects. Tangela Parker was given a $250,000 bond, Eric Parker received a $125,000 bond. They remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today (October 28) under those bond amounts.

There were stipulations set for Tangela Parker if she is released. She was ordered to have no contact with her husband and must live with her parents. Parker would only be allowed to leave the home of her parents for doctor visits, attorney visits and court. She would also be subjected to electronic monitoring. There were reports in September stating that her parents planned to put up property for her to make the bond, but she remained in jail as of today. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Superior Court December 6.