Suspect caught in Dallas County manhunt

Published 9:16 am Friday, July 7, 2023

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A suspect involved in a manhunt was caught early Friday morning by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation  Tactical Team and the United States Marshals Service.

According to Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, Jerico D. Parker, 40, of Jones, was caught around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning in Jones. Granthum said that Parker was alone at a family residence on County Road 264 when the  United States Marshals Service and ALEA arrested him.

Jones was transported to the Perry County Correctional Facility and is currently being held without a bond. Parker was charged with First Degree Domestic Violence, Aggravated Stalking,  First Degree Stalking, Felony Attempting to Elude, and Interference with a Domestic Violence Emergency Call.

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“We traveled through the woods and found the subject at a house,” Granthum said. “When Parker wouldn’t come out of a house, we deployed tear gas. When Parker wouldn’t come out of the house with the tear gas, we entered the house and found him inside a closet. He wasn’t hurt and none of the officers were hurt.”

Granthum said the incident began Thursday when the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to serve warrants on Parker, who shot at them before fleding. No one was hit or injured.  Law enforcement did not return fire.

Granthum said more arrests will be made in the future with some of Parker’s family members.

“If you obstruct Government operations or obstruct justice to help a family member in a crime, you will be arrested.”

ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Tactical Team, Aviation Unit and Highway Patrol Division, Autauga County Sheriff’s Office, Selma Police Department, Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) K-9 Tracking Team worked with the United States Marshals Service and DCSO on the manhunt.