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US Marshall’s office

A nationwide manhunt is underway for a North Carolina couple wanted on murder charges.

Investigators say 49-year-old Tangela Parker shot and killed her co-worker, Phelifia Marlow, following an argument at their workplace, TCS Designs, in Hickory on Jan. 13.

Parker is accused of first-degree murder and her husband, Eric Parker, 61, is accused of being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

The U.S. Marshall’s office believe the Parker’s are likely hiding out somewhere near the North Carolina-Tennessee border. They were last seen driving a beige 2019 Honda CRV with N.C. license plate FAM-5669.

“I think there’s a good chance they’re somewhere in the mountain area — maybe even closer to the border between Tennessee or North Carolina side — but I think there is definitely a possibility that they are still in this area,” U.S. Marshal Deputy Commander Brian Alfano said.

Alfano urged people to keep an eye out for the couple. He said the they’re likely on the move and are known to steal license plate to avoid being caught. The Parker’s are considered “armed and dangerous” and should not be approached.

U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their arrest. Anyone with information can submit a confidential tip to 877-WANTED2 or