A North Carolina couple are wanted for murder and on the run after the wife allegedly shot a female colleague to death during an argument over tables at a furniture company.
Tangela Parker and her husband Eric Parker are wanted by the police considered ‘armed and dangerous,’ the Hickory Police Department said.
Cops said that Tangela Parker is wanted for First Degree Murder of Phelifia Michelle Marlow, 51, while Eric Parker is wanted for Accessory After-the-Fact to First Degree Murder.
The tragic saga started last week when Tangela Parker and Marlow got into a fight over tables while working at the furniture factory TCS Designs, Marlow’s husband Justin Marlow told WSOC-TV.
Tangela Parker and her husband Eric Parker are considered ‘armed and dangerous’ while on the run from police
Tangela Parker is alleged to have shot and killed her coworker Phelifia Michelle Marlow, left, after an argument over tables
Marlow’s husband Justin described his wife as ‘a loving, caring, strong, faithful woman’
Marlow went and filed a complaint with management and claimed Tangela Parker had screamed at her. Management sent Parker home for three days but she returned to work earlier this week.
Parker then shot Marlow at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and fled with her husband in a beige 2019 Honda CRV displaying North Carolina tag FAM5669.
Justin Marlow has asked that the Parkers turn themselves in to police, the outlet reported.
‘My wife was a loving, caring, strong, faithful woman and always seeing the best in everybody. Always look on the positive side no matter how bad things was,’ Marlow said.
The shooting happened at TCS Designs, a furniture factory where Parker and Marlow worked
Friends and family took to Facebook to mourn the loss in comments made to the Facebook post from Hickory police seeking help in tracking the suspects.
‘It’s so SAD. Michelle was a very sweet & loving person. She would do anything for anybody. I LOVE YOU MICHELLE,’ one friend wrote.
Another wrote: ‘I loved her so much. I am so very sorry. I hope that lady rots in hell.’
One woman said she grew up with Tangela Parker and described her family as ‘church-going people’.
‘I’ve ALWAYS said…. Anybody is capable of anything,’ wrote Melissa Wright.
Workers at TCS Designs said they heard at least two shots and that the furniture plant went on lockdown.
A representative for TCS Designs said the company had ‘no comment to provide at this time.’
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.