PIKEVILLE – A Wayne County man was arrested overnight for the murder of his wife. At 9:41pm Tuesday, Wayne County EMS and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 106 Barrier Place near Pikeville. The caller advised a woman had been shot at the location.
Authorities arrived and located 65 year-old Margaret Parker, of the same address, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Following an investigation her husband, 61 year-old Terry Russell Parker was charged with murder. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center without bond.
A motive has not been released. Authorities said the investigation was still ongoing.