The United States Marshals Service is now involved in the search for an Alexander County couple wanted in connection to the murder of a woman one week ago in Hickory. 49-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both of Taylorsville, are wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of 51-year-old Phelifia Michele Marlow.
The shooting occurred at 2:30 last Wednesday afternoon (January 13) at T.C.S. Designs on 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. The shooting was the result of a dispute between two employees. Officers found the victim in the business suffering from gunshot wounds. Ms. Marlow was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where she passed away as a result of her injuries.
Tangela Parker is wanted for first-degree murder, Eric Parker is wanted for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. The Parkers were last seen leaving the business in a beige 2019 Honda C.R.V. with North Carolina license plate FAM5669. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tangela Parker or Eric Parker should contact Hickory Police at 828-328-5551 or the U.S. Marshals numer, 877-WANTED2. A $5,000 reward is available for information provided leading to the arrest of the suspects. In addition to Hickory PD and the U.S. Marshals, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and multiple other agencies are also involved in the investigation.[Photos and some information in this story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]