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Fugitive Couple Connected To North Carolina Murder Arrested In Arizona

Hickory Police Department

Federal authorities say a fugitive couple has been arrested in Arizona in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in North Carolina six months ago.

U.S. Marshals Service officials say 62-year-old Eric Parker and 50-year-old Tangela Parker were taken into custody Tuesday in Phoenix. Authorities say the couple had been on the run since Jan. 13. The Parkers are suspects in the death of Phelifia Marlow, who was shot at a furniture plant in Hickory, North Carolina a few days after a workplace dispute. U.S. Marshals say they worked over 30 leads stretching across eight states before developing information that the Parkers were staying at a Phoenix residence under the fake names of Jason and Elizabeth Reardon. They now face extradition to North Carolina.