A man charged with trying to get someone to kill a pregnant woman for $200 through a Facebook post has a new court date scheduled for next week.
Carl E. Parks Jr., self-dubbed "Carltino Moneygang Parks" on the popular social networking website, is being held in Hamilton County Jail on a $250,000 bond after the woman called police when she saw his posts.
Parks, 20, was arrested shortly after the Feb. 13 report to police on a charge of solicitation to commit murder. Scheduled for a hearing Thursday, he now faces a preliminary hearing on his charge Monday in Judge Christie Mahn Sell's courtroom.
Court records detail evidence used in the charge against Parks.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Detective J. Gienapp wrote that TaRea Simpson showed Parks' postings on his Facebook page. She told the officer the couple had been dating for about a month at the time.
Simpson had broken up with Parks on Feb. 12. She told police Parks began sending her threatening text messages "saying things like 'I'm going to kill you,'" according to the report.
She deleted the messages but saw posts on Parks' Facebook page, most of which are still public, such as "Really think I am finna kill dis [expletive deleted] ..."
About 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, Parks posted the message, "Got 100 on this lil dirty [expletive deleted] head. ... Any takers."
Gienapp wrote in the report that there were several responses to the post, one from a "LaQuisha Gudda DeShea," who wrote, "What's her name in the book? Where she from And where do she live. ... If you serious let me know the waxx cause I can get it handled ASAP."
Parks responded to DeShea, "Ta'reon tooreal hell yea I want it done."
DeShea asked if Simpson was pregnant.
The current Facebook profile photograph of Simpson shows a woman who appears pregnant.
Parks said he thought she was.
DeShea replied, "Let me know when she drop it cause im not [expletive deleted] with her lol she pregnant."
Simpson told police she feared for her life after seeing the posts.
There are Facebook posts purporting to be Parks while he has been in jail custody since February, responses to questions of where he is and what's happening with his case.
The surname DeShea is not listed in court records or on the jail inmate log.
Parks received pre-trial diversion in October 2011 for a charge of aggravated burglary and theft over $500. He has a three-year sentence suspended on the burglary charge, which could result in incarceration if this new charge is counted against his probation conditions.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...