(Updated) Harper's Choice Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself In

Police issued a warrant charging Anthony Patrick Parker with the first-degree murder of Philip Wise in yesterday's fatal stabbing.

Howard County Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Anthony Patrick Parker, charging him with first-degree murder in

Parker turned himself in without incident Wednesday evening.

Wise, 46, of no permanent address, was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Harper’s Farm Road yesterday after a call was made around 4:30 p.m. from a neighbor who heard his car alarm and saw the victim bleeding outside. The victim later died at Howard County General Hospital.

Detectives are now saying Parker, 53, of no permanent address, and Wise were seen by witnesses getting into an altercation in that area, where a group was hanging around a parked silver van.

Several members of the group, including Parker, then drove off in the van, which investigators found today on Columbia Road with blood stains on the fender. The owner of the van was not charged with a crime.

JH September 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Both of "no permanent address" ----- so how did they land in Columbia? Ask the Police what they think was the reason these two came to Columbia on the day in question.
Brook Hubbard September 15, 2011 at 01:00 PM
Certainly one Anthony Parker must have a known associate they were staying with in Columbia. How about we investigate them and see what they might be into, given they were housing a violent criminal?
Michael September 15, 2011 at 08:31 PM
This is a known drug area so likely they were there to purchase drugs. This is a Section 8 housing complex - one of an increasing number in Columbia - and is heavily patrolled by police. Yet, we still have a murder that happened in broad daylight.
Sara September 20, 2011 at 09:00 PM
WOW it crazy that just because you in a area that low income means that your involved with drugs? really people? no matter where you live at there are crime no matter what. you can live in hollywood and there still crime. so think before you talk
Michael September 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Sara....In this particular case, this is a low income housing complex that is also well-known to Howard Co. police for drug sales. If you lived nearby you would know this. I have a friend who lost his job several years ago. He gets assistance and now lives here with his family. I visit him on occasion, and twice have been stopped by police leaving the complex because they thought I was there to purchase drugs.


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