Arrest warrants issued for two men charged in Independence County court cases

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has issued arrest warrants for two men charged with felonies in circuit court.

On a July 25 registered sex offender compliance check, deputies found Edward Walter Parker, 48, had not been living in his registered address on Blackland Road for over a month, according to court records.

An offender is required by law to contact the sheriff’s department with ten days of a change in address.

Detective Michael Moody said in the court records that Parker’s six-month check-in period was Aug. 7. After allowing a 10-day grace period, Moody then requested an arrest warrant for Parker.

Parker has been charged with failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements — a felony.

A bond has been set at $15,000.

The second arrest warrant was issued on Caleb J. McNail, 33.

According to court information, McNail was found to be in possession of a Schedule 2 narcotic (Hydrocodone) inside a cigarette box, along with eight more inside a pill bottle that was labeled Alprazolam, during an Aug. 20 traffic stop. Alprazolam is a generic form of Xanax.

McNail is charged with possession of a controlled narcotic and possession of a prescribed narcotic drug outside of the container in which it was dispensed.

McNail’s bond has been set at $2,500.

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