Bobbi Parker makes court appearance in Greer County - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Bobbi Parker makes court appearance in Greer County

Greer County_The wife of a former deputy warden at Granite Reformatory, Bobbi Parker, appeared in a Greer County Courthouse Monday, facing charges of helping convicted murderer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory at Granite in 1994. Parker spent ten years on the run with Dial.

Parker's husband, Randy, was the Deputy Warden at Granite when Dial escaped. On Monday, Parker was arraigned in Greer County District Court, and released on a $10,000 bond. Parker has been with her family in McAlester for the last three years, anticipating whether or not charges would be filed against her, and Monday was the first time she has been back in the area since leaving with Dial in 1994.

Bobbi Parker's father-in-law, Jerry Parker, says he and his family will support Bobbi, even though her disappearance took a huge toll on them. "Regardless of what comes out, everyone of us is behind her 100 percent," he said. "For ten years we never heard a word, never could put a closure to it. I, myself, thought she was dead."

Dial said he had kidnapped Parker and forced her to live with him. However, the charges say the two were romantically involved - Parker's family says they don't believe it. "I can't hardly believe there would be, myself.  I can't believe anything like that," Jerry said. On the other hand, District Attorney John Wampler says the evidence his office has collected proves, in fact, that the two were romantically involved.  Despite how hard it has been on his family, Jerry says that for the family to have closure, this court proceeding is necessary.

The charge against Bobbi Parker was filed three years to the day authorities found her and Dial working at a chicken farm in Texas. The DA narrowly avoided the three-year limit on filing charges, and Wampler says the reason it took so long was because they wanted to make sure the Dial case was complete.   Judge David Deaver, who presided over Monday's arraignment, was the original Assistant District Attorney who filed charges against Dial for his escape. Deaver may recuse himself from the case.  Count on 7News to continue coverage of this case.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

    US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 01:15:00 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:20:41 GMT
    Monday's interview with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as they work to assemble a case against Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the person said. (Source: CNN)Monday's interview with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as they work to assemble a case against Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the person said. (Source: CNN)

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels will meet with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney.

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels will meet with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney.

  • Trump says people from Mexico 'invade' US

    Trump says people from Mexico 'invade' US

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:14:16 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:19:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). A protester yells toward a Trump supporter after arriving to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Homestead, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). A protester yells toward a Trump supporter after arriving to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Homestead, Fla.

    President Donald Trump says people entering the U.S. from Mexico should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge, a stance the ACLU has criticized as illegal.

    President Donald Trump says people entering the U.S. from Mexico should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge, a stance the ACLU has criticized as illegal.

  • Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:52:20 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:08:26 GMT

    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

Powered by Frankly