The target of a highstakes manhunt overnight is now in custody in Perry County, say state law enforcement officials. The manhunt took place in Dallas County, where Jerico D. Parker, 40, of Jones, was ultimately apprehended by law enforcement in the early hours of July 7. Parker, who has a considerable criminal history, including a previous arrest for first-degree rape, is currently being held without bond in the Perry County Correctional Facility.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Tactical Team, in collaboration with the United States Marshals Service (USMS), carried out the arrest of the suspect. Prior to his capture, Parker was the subject of an intensive manhunt in the Jones community of Dallas County, with the search focused in the area of County Road 264.
The suspect, a black male standing approximately 6’2″ and weighing 200 pounds, was considered armed and extremely dangerous. Authorities had issued multiple warnings to the public not to approach or attempt to contact him. The USMS had offered a $10,000 reward for any information that could lead to Parker’s apprehension.
Before the arrest, multiple law enforcement entities, including the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) K-9 Tracking Team, ALEA’s Aviation Unit and Highway Patrol Division, were engaged in the search, cooperating with the USMS.
Parker has been charged with several offenses, including Domestic Violence in the First Degree, Aggravated Stalking, Stalking in the First Degree, Felony Attempting to Elude, and Interference with a Domestic Violence Emergency Call.
The authorities continue to investigate the case and are urging anyone with additional information to contact the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Montgomery Call Center at 334-676-7250.