Suspect escapes from Pasquotank courtroom

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 11, 2013

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who escaped their custody while attending a court hearing on Monday afternoon.

Corderra Parker, 27, appeared in court at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday after he was scheduled to appear at 10:00 a.m.

Parker explained to Judge J.C. Cole why he was late but Cole ordered Parker into custody.

As Parker was being removed from the courtroom to be taken to jail, he ran from the security officer and out the back of the courthouse.

Parker ran West on Colonial Ave. and turned South running down South Road St. Pasquotank County deputies and police officers from the Elizabeth City Police Department checked the immediate area and were unable to locate him.

Warrants for failing to Failing to Appear on Aid & Abet Attempted Murder, Possession of Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling for use and storage of Controlled Substances, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Driving While License Revoked have been issued for Parker. An additional warrant for Resist, Delay and Obstructing a court official is also being obtained.

Parker is described as a 6’3” black male, approximately 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray pullover hoodie with tan pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information can contact the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191 or the Crime Line 252-335-5555.