Demarcus Parker West Memphis
Demarcus Parker to Be Arrested in West Memphis, Tennessee
Earlier this year, a man named Demarcus Parker was arrested in west memphis, Tennessee on charges of shooting two people. He has pleaded not guilty and was sentenced to two life terms plus eight hundred and thirty-five years in prison. He will be arraigned in west memphis district court on May 11.
he was never called the shooter
Despite being charged with first-degree murder and other charges, Demarcus Parker was not called the shooter during a criminal trial in Arkansas. His attorney did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.
Demarcus Parker was arrested after an incident in April in which he shot Oliver Johnson Jr., an off-duty Forrest City police officer. He was found dead at the scene. Johnson was inside the apartment with his daughter when he was shot. Several other children were also in the apartment.
The victim’s family said a bullet from an altercation outside the home killed Johnson. But police said they do not believe that is what happened. Parker was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges, and was sentenced to two life terms plus eight35 years. Parker was also given a 10-year enhancement for being in the presence of a child.
Parker was convicted of six counts of attempted murder. Parker also received 30 years for each charge of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and 20 years for each charge of Second-Degree Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.
he pleaded not guilty
During a recent trial, Demarcus Donnell Parker was convicted of the crime of murdering an off-duty police officer in West Memphis. The case is still pending against co-defendant George Jealvontia Henderson, who also has pleaded not guilty.
According to the Associated Press, Parker was given two life sentences plus an 835-year prison sentence for his role in the crime. Parker also was given a 10-year enhancement for a felony firearm charge he committed in the presence of a child. He was also given a 20-year sentence for each second-degree offense of unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. Parker’s attorneys did not respond to a request for comment.
The court also pronounced Parker’s sentence to be the longest in the history of West Memphis. According to the Associated Press, the prison term is to run consecutively. Parker is scheduled to begin serving his prison sentence on August 1.
According to prosecutors, the jury found Parker to be the most impressive of the three defendants. Parker was found to have a slew of other charges, which include the following: Murder in the First Degree, Illegally Discharging a Firearm from a Moving Vehicle, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm from a Vehicle in the Second Degree.
he was sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison
During the course of a trial that lasted three days, Demarcus Donnell Parker was convicted of first degree murder and two other lesser charges. His defense attorney did not reply to a request for comment. He was also found guilty of the more mundane crimes, including 15 counts of second degree unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, and 23 counts of committing a felony with a firearm. A trial on the same charges is pending against co-defendant George Jealvontia Henderson.
Demarcus Donnell Parker was a 27 year old, West Memphis, Arkansas native. He was an off duty officer for the Forrest City Police Department. The incident occurred in April of 2018. The officer was inside an apartment with two daughters when a bullet passed through his window. His fiancee Portia Weatherspoon managed to find the entrance to the unit and do the unimaginable: save the officer’s life.
The case was aided by the West Memphis Police Department’s top notch investigative team: Captain Troy Galtelli, Detective Matt Jarrett and Assistant Director of Special Investigations, John Stratton. The jury’s findings were subsequently affirmed by Judge Randy Philhours, who ruled that the aforementioned life sentence would run in tandem.
he will be arraigned in west memphis district court on may 11
Despite the fact that Demarcus Parker will be arraigned in West Memphis District Court on Friday, the arrest does not mean he has been convicted of the crime. As with any arrest, information on this web site is subject to change. This information is not provided for use in legal actions and should not be relied on. It is provided for informational purposes only. Please contact a lawyer for more information.
On April 28, 2018, Forrest City police officer Oliver Johnson Jr. was off duty and at the Meadows Apartment Complex when he was shot. The bullet hit Johnson’s upper torso. He was inside the apartment with a young daughter. His family has said he was killed by a bullet from a fight outside. They believe the bullet was not intended for Johnson.
A neighbor heard 40 gunshots, including one at the apartment complex, and he helped West Memphis police identify the suspects. The neighbors praised the police department for catching the killers, and police say they have identified two men, who are now in custody. One of the men is Demarcus Parker, and the other is George Henderson. Henderson has been accused of several crimes, including capital murder. He will be extradited back to Arkansas in the coming days.