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September 27, 2021

Alex. couple arrested in Marlow murder

U.S. Marshals nab Parkers in Arizona

A local couple, wanted since January in the shooting death of a co-worker, has been arrested.

On Tuesday afternoon, July 13, 2021, the United States Marshals Service located and arrested Tangela Parker and Eric Parker in Phoenix, Arizona after receiving tips concerning their location. Hickory Police Department declined to release any further information.

The shooting occurred at TCS Designs, a furniture plant located at at 1851 9th Ave NE, Hickory, at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2021.

The shooting was the result of a dispute between two employees of the business.

Officers located the victim, Phelifia Michele Marlow, 51, w/f, inside the business suffering from gunshot wounds. Marlow was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem for life-threatening injuries. Marlow later succumbed to her injuries.

Tangela L. Parker faces a charge of First Degree Murder for the death of Marlow. Eric Parker, her husband, faces a charge of Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder.

Tangela L. Parker, 49, and Eric C. Parker, 61, were both residents of Alexander County, of the Sugar Loaf Community of Alexander County at the time of the shooting.

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