Blanchester Police captured and arrested felony fugitive Faris Parker early Monday morning.
Late Sunday night the police department received a tip indicating that Parker was holed up at 126 Orchard View Lane, Blanchester. Officers went to that address and spoke to the homeowner, David Hill, who assured officers that Parker was not inside the house, but refused to consent to the home being searched, BPD Chief Scott Reinbolt said.
Officers parked a police cruiser at the front and rear of the house in order to detect anyone leaving while a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Early Monday morning a search warrant was obtained and was served on the residence. Reinbolt said Parker was found hiding in a bedroom of the residence.
He was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with Felony 3 Burglary. Parker’s criminal record is lengthy and includes weapons offenses and offenses of violence, Reinbolt said.
Parker, 31, has been a fugitive from justice since May 26 when he allegedly brandished a handgun while threatening a man.
“Over the past month the police department has received scores of tips on Parker’s whereabouts and our officers have spent many man hours checking into those leads,” Reinbolt said. “We appreciate the help of those citizens who called. Without their help Parker would still be at large.”
David Hill, 43, was also arrested and charged with Felony 5 Obstructing Justice for allegedly harboring Parker. Hill is currently under indictment in Clermont County for Possession of Drugs and a weapons offense and was convicted of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs in 2007, Reinbolt said.
A small amount of marijuana and numerous pills out of their proper packaging were found inside the house, added Reinbolt. Additional charges may be forthcoming once those pills are analyzed.
Both Parker and Hill were incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail.