Escapees Had Help

Law Enforcement officials have been searching northwest Alabama and parts of Mississippi for the two men who escaped from the Marion County jail last Friday, March 17. See story on Cory Dean and Zeppelin Kennedy. http://hbtv.us/News-for-Haleyville/escaped-inmates/

Meanwhile, eight people have been charged with aiding the fleeing men – five of them in Lamar County, and three of them in Marion County.

Those arrested in Lamar County are:

-Victoria Parker, 22, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Danny Parker, 48, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Randy Parker, 49, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Leslie Fields, 45, Millport, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

– Billy Funderburk, 46, Millport, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

Those arrested in Marion County are:

-Rachel Parrish – 42, Hamilton, Hindering Prosecution, Aiding and Abetting, and Obstruction of Government Operations

-Thomas Elinberg, 41, Hamilton, Hindering Prosecution

-Ashley Tucker, 27, Hamilton – Hindering Prosecution

Parris was arrested Friday; the other seven on Sunday.

Marion County Sheriff Williams stated aiding an escapee is against the law and you will be prosecuted if you chose to do so.