Convicted meth dealer out of Pike escapes from Harlan jail

A Pike County man convicted on meth trafficking charges is allegedly on the run.

The Pike County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office reports that David Parsons, 37, of Pikeville, has escaped from the Harlan County Detention Center where he was being held. Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Slone says Parsons was serving a five-year sentence on a felony drug trafficking conviction out of Pike County and was being held in Harlan County as a state inmate.

David Parsons, 37, of Pikeville, Kentucky

Slone says Parsons was serving on a work-release detail when he walked away, and his escaped was concealed by his fellow inmates. His last know whereabouts was on the work-release detail on Tuesday. His absence from custody was noticed on Wednesday, Slone says.

Slone says he does not have a reason to believe Parsons is armed, but he said Parsons should be considered dangerous after escaping while serving a felony conviction.

Slone says those with information on Parsons’ whereabouts are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

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Source: Mountain Top