Cache County Sheriff seeks inmate who fled work release program Friday

Derek Grant Parkinson. Photo: Cache County Jail

LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 2, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An inmate who fled from his work release location on Friday is being sought by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

“Derek Parkinson is wanted for absconding from the Cache County Jail Work Release Program,” a statement from the CCSO says.

“He left the jail for work on Friday, September 27th and has not returned.

“If you have any information or know of his whereabouts, please contact Detective Nelson at 435-755-1151. Thank you!”

Parkinson, 49, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

He left the scene in a black Volkswagen Jetta, Utah licence plate FO51FE. His last known address was on Main Street in Richmond.

Parkinson was serving time for possession or use of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony; reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor; and reckless burn — starts fire, endangers human life, a class A misdemeanor.

The fire he ignited, on July 16 of this year in his grandmother’s garage, sparked when Parkinson tried to build metal stairs while under the influence of drugs, an earlier news release from the CCSO says.

The fire destroyed the garage and caused significant damage to the home.




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