Tulsa Woman Cuts Off Ankle Monitor, Disappears


Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 9:01 pm
By: News On 6


Lacie Lowry, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Police are looking for a woman who pulled off a crime they only deal with once a year.

Clarisha Parker, 29, managed to break off her ankle monitor and now she's off the grid.

At Rusty Roberts Bail Bonds, they have posters of her plastered inside and out.

An ankle monitor is robust, works 24 hours a day and alerts the court the second the person wearing it breaks the rules.

Parker cut hers off three months ago.

"Our absconder rate has been zero, which means we have no one that has cut the bracelet off that we have not found, so she is our only one right now," Sherri Carrier, Tulsa County Court Services Director, said.

Sherri Carrier says her office has been trying to track Parker down since the second she bolted, which was a bold move.

"Usually when people are placed on a monitor, they know immediately what the consequences could be," Carrier said.

The consequence for Rusty Roberts Bail Bonds is a $5,000 loss if they can't find Parker.

"She's definitely a professional career criminal now," Salomon Dionicio, Rusty Roberts Bail Bonds, said.

The bondsmen posted Parker's bail back in November after she was charged with trying to get drugs with a forged prescription.

She was already wearing the ankle monitor by then because she's awaiting trial for Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

Now, she's been charged with escape for ditching the ankle monitor.

"On a scale of one to ten, it would be a ten. If you cut off your ankle monitor, then you plan on running and you know that you are going to do time," Dionicio said.

Dionicio says Parker has always shown up to court when they bailed her out before and the GPS tracker seemed to be added assurance she'd obey the rules.

"She's doing a good job of hiding, but eventually, she will be back in jail," he said.

Tulsa County Court Services, police and Rusty Roberts Bail Bonds are all looking for Parker.

The bail bond company is offering a reward to capture Clarisha Parker. If you know where she is, you can call 918-592-BAIL.