Fugitive task force arrests escapee from Tennessee jail
A fugitive task force has captured an inmate who escaped a northwest Tennessee jail in April.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Monday that Herman Parker was found hiding in a closet in a home in Memphis.
Marshals spokesman Seth Bruce said 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.
Parker also had warrants out of Shelby County for evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
Parker was arrested by the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which has units in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.