Bobbi Parker worked at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite and helped run an inmate pottery program. While there she met convicted murderer Randolph Dial and fell in love with him. They would be married and a couple of years later she was found living with him in Texas on a chicken farm.
The pair were found by police following a tip from the America’s Most Wanted TV show. A local told police they had seen the two together and a search found the pair in a mobile home in Campti, Texas. During the investigation, police discovered a large number of condoms in the home and evidence that the two were intimately involved. They also found a shotgun and a loaded pistol in the home.
It’s unclear what exactly happened that led to the escape. But prosecutors claimed that Parker had been kidnapped and was forced to aid in his escape. Parker said that she was in love with him and that she had assisted him because of her feelings.
In 2008, three years after she was found on the Texan chicken farm, Bobbi Parker was charged with felony charges for assisting in Randolph’s escape from prison. Dial had passed away the year before but until his death maintained that he kidnapped and held her hostage.
It was a long trial and prosecutors eventually won the case against Parker. She was sentenced to a year in jail and served six months before being released. She now lives in Oklahoma with her husband Randy and their daughters.