The Ray County Sheriff’s Department arrested a fugitive out of the Kansas City area on Tuesday.
According to Sheriff Gary Bush, Hardin Police Chief Ted Kuhlman received a tip regarding the man’s location, and notified the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies then responded to a rural residence near Hardin, but did not receive an answer at the door. Surveillance was set up, and a vehicle later left, driven by a female. The male passenger matched the description of Nathaniel Parker, 25. A traffic stop was conducted, and Parker was taken into custody on a parole violation warrant for sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15 and a sex offender registration violation.
Charges of failure to register as a sex offender are pending. Parker remains in the custody of the Ray County Sheriff’s Department.
Press Release from the Ray County Sheriff’s Office
On October 8, 2013 Ray County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Hardin Police Chief Ted Kuhlman that a wanted individual was living in the area. Chief Kuhlman had received a tip that Nathaniel W. Parker (Listed on Kansas City’s Most Wanted) was living in Hardin.
Chief Kuhlman contacted Ray County Sheriff’s Department and a possible residence was located in rural Ray County near Hardin. Ray County Deputies responded to that residence and could not get anyone to answer the door. Surveillance was set up on that location and later in the day a vehicle left that location with a white female driver and a white male passenger (that fit the description of the fugitive). A traffic stop was conducted and Nathaniel W. Parker was taken into custody on a Missouri Parole Violation warrant for Sexual Misconduct involving a child under (15) years of age and Sex Offender Registration Violation.
Parker is in the Custody of Ray County Sheriff’s Department on pending charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Ray County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.