Authorities searching for escaped jail inmate in Tennessee

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped a northwest Tennessee jail last month.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday that Herman Parker was on trusty status when he walked away from the Dyer County Jail on April 19.
A trusty is an inmate who is granted special privileges as a trustworthy person. When he escaped, Parker was being held on a felony drug charge and a probation violation for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the marshals service said in a news release.
Authorities say Parker is believed to be in the Memphis area. He has warrants out of Shelby County for evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with any information on Parker’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 731-431-2803.

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