Couple Wanted In Connection To Hickory Murder Arrested In Arizona After Being On The Run Since January

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Investigators say Tangela and Eric Parker are back in Hickory in police custody after going on the run in January following the murder of Phelifia Marlow.

Update (July 13, 2021):

Investigators say Tangela and Eric Parker were arrested by the United States Marshal Service in Phoenix, Arizona on July 13th.  They had been on the run since January following the murder of Phelifia Marlow in Hickory, North Carolina, according to a news release.

Tangela reportedly worked with Marlow at TCS Designs in Hickory.  Investigators say Tangela shot Marlow following an argument.  Marlow died from the injuries she sustained in the shooting.  Tangela was wanted for first degree murder and Eric was wanted for being an accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

Authorities say the couple was arrested after officials received tips concerning their location.  There is no word on when they will be extradited to Hickory.

Update (January 13, 2021):

Detectives say the shooting is now being investigated as a murder after Phelifia Marlow died in the hospital from injuries she received.

Police say Tangela Parker is wanted for first degree murder, and Eric Parker is wanted for accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

Original Story (1/13/21):

HICKORY, N.C. — Hickory Police say they are looking for two wanted suspects involved in a shooting on January 13th that left one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives say they are searching for Tangela Parker and Eric Parker of Alexander County, who were last scene leaving the business where the shooting took place in a beige 2019 Honda CRV with a N.C. tag “FAM5669.”

Police say the shooting occurred at 2:30 p.m. on 9th Avenue NE, at TCS Designs, in Hickory after two employees of the business got into an argument.

Officers say they found 51-year-old Phelifia Marlow suffering from gunshot wounds inside the business when they arrived at the scene, before she was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem for life-threatening injuries.

Tangela Parker is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and Eric Parker is wanted for accessory after the fact, according to a news release.

Police say anyone with more information on the suspects’ whereabouts are asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.