Sept. 23, 2022
N. Lyon homicide suspect located, found deceased
Springfield, Mo. – On Sept. 22, 2022, at approximately 9:51 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1895 N. Lyon in reference to the suspect in a recent homicide, Robert S. Parmley Jr., 40, making suicidal comments with a gun.
Parmley refused to exit the residence and a perimeter was established. A search warrant for the residence was requested by investigators and granted by the court. The Springfield Police Department’s Special Response Team responded and served the search warrant. When they entered the home, they discovered Parmley deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Parmley’s family has been notified.
Sent Sept. 20, 2022: The Springfield Police Department located Robert S. Parmley's vehicle. The vehicle was unoccupied and the search continues for Parmley, who is still considered armed and dangerous.
Sent Sept. 16, 2022: On September 16, 2022, at approximately 10:13 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the alley in the 1800 block of North Lyon to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered a male inside a vehicle who had suffered gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced deceased on scene.
The deceased male was identified as Charles Tart, 52, from Springfield, Missouri. Tart’s family has been notified.
During the investigation, the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified the suspect, Robert S. Parmley Jr., 40, from Springfield, Missouri. The suspect fled the scene in a sliver 2006 Ford Expedition with a license plate of MO TJ2G1L. Robert’s location is currently unknown. He should be considered armed and dangerous and a potential threat to the community.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or information that would assist in locating Robert Parmley to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
This incident marks the 14th homicide for 2022.
A photograph of Parmley and his vehicle can be seen below.
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Case number: 22-29966
Media Contact: Cora Scott
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch