Wanted suspect on the run since Monday is now in custody

Arkansas News

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) 5/27/21 — We have an update on the suspect who has been on the run from law enforcement in Arkansas since Monday.

According to Magnolia Police Chief Todd Dew, Harlen Parker was taken into custody around 9 a.m. after being found outside Wal-Mart near a stolen vehicle he was in possession of.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputies say the vehicle was stolen from a shop in El Dorado.

Parker was apprehended by Magnolia PD, Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies and Arkansas State Police.

He is being charged with multiple charges including: first degree domestic battery, first degree criminal mischief, theft of property, interference with emergency communication, reckless driving, theft of property firearm, fleeing felony, possession of firearm by certain persons, possession of a controlled substance, theft by receiving, possession of drug paraphernalia.

His girlfriend, Samantha Palmisano, is in custody at the Union County Detention Center. She is being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, hindering apprehension/prosecution, aiding and abetting and theft by receiving.


Suspect on the run spotted at an El Dorado hotel

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) 5/26/21– The search intensifies for the suspect who has been on the run from law enforcement.

Harlen Parker, 29, was spotted at the Super 8 Hotel around 11am Wednesday. Union County Sheriff’s

Deputies say they received a tip that Parker was there but before they could make contact with Parker, witnesses say he jumped out of a second floor window of the hotel and fled into the woods.

His girlfriend, who hasn’t been identified, was also in the room, according to deputies. She was immediately taken into custody.

The search caused the Murmil Education Center to be on lockdown for a few hours as a precaution.

This is a developing story


Columbia County man sought by Union County Sheriff’s Office

UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) 5/24/21 — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect.

Courtesy: Union County Sheriff’s Office

While serving an arrest warrant this afternoon, UCSO deputies say Parker fled on foot into the woods carrying a handgun and rifle.

Deputies used a drone to locate him but he is still on the run as this time.

The rifle was located during the search though Parker could still be armed with the hand gun. He is accused of theft by receiving out of Columbia County.

Officials tell us he was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, a black and white ball cap, and he now has an 8 to 10 inch goatee. He is 29-years-old, about 6′ tall and weighs about 155 pounds.

If you have any information that can help deputies you are asked to reach out to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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