A North Carolina couple wanted in connection to a shooting death is believed to be “armed and dangerous” — and could be hiding out in the Smoky Mountains, authorities said.
Tangela Parker, 49, and her husband Eric Parker, 61, haven’t been seen since she allegedly shot and killed her furniture plant colleague, Phelifia Michele Marlow, 51, on Jan. 14 in Hickory, news station WATE reported.
Eric then allegedly drove his wife away from the scene after the fatal incident, news station WBIR reported.
The US Marshals said they considered the pair “armed and dangerous,” the outlets reported.
The duo may be on the loose in the Smoky Mountains somewhere near the North Carolina-Tennessee border, authorities said.
“I think there’s a good chance they’re somewhere in the mountain area — maybe even closer to the border between Tennessee or North Carolina side,” US Marshal Deputy Commander Brian Alfano told the Hickory Daily Record.
Alfano called on the public to be on the lookout for the pair who was last seen driving a beige 2019 Honda CRV with license plate FAM5669.
So far, the vehicle hasn’t been found but the couple could have altered or changed license plates in an effort not to be found, Alfano said.
Tangela faces a first-degree murder charge while Eric is wanted for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, the outlets reported.
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in the case.