Amanda Wiles, 31, was killed by Roy L. Parmley, 53, after Amanda's mother ended their relationship
ANDERSON, Ind. — Murder suspect Roy L. Parmley told his ex-girlfriend that he would “take something away from her that she loved” before shooting the woman’s daughter to death, investigators said Monday.
Both women were bound with duct tape when Parmley pointed a shotgun at Amanda Wiles, 31, and shot her in the head, according to documents filed in Madison Circuit Court 3 on Monday.
The account of Saturday’s homicide was filed in court as Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings obtained a warrant for Parmley’s arrest on charges of murder, Class A felony burglary resulting in bodily injury, and two counts of Class B felony criminal confinement.
Parmley, 53, of Lapel has not been found and is believed to be suicidal, said Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Parmley had been in a relationship with Terri Wiles, 53, until Wiles ended it on Wednesday. That day, Wiles moved from Parmley’s home in the 6900 block of Indiana 32 West and moved in with her daughter, Amanda, in the 1000 block of County Road 650 West. The homes are about two miles apart and about six miles west of Anderson.
On Friday night, Terri and Amanda Wiles had been in Lapel at Woody’s Tavern, which Terri Wiles had formerly owned. The two returned to Amanda’s home where Parmley was waiting for them with two shotguns, the affidavit said.
Glass at a back patio door had been broken and Parmley was bleeding from his hand when the women entered the house. The women were unaware he was in the home.
He forced Terri Wiles to use duct tape and tie her daughter in a chair in the kitchen, the affidavit said.
“Terri complied but Roy said she wasn’t doing it well enough so he finished tying Amanda to the chair,” according to the affidavit filed by Madison County officer Darwin Dwiggins.
Parmley bound both women to chairs with duct tape and also tied an electrical-type cord around Amanda Wiles’ neck, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, “Terri Wiles stated Roy told her he was going to take something away from her that she loved more than him.”
Parmley then pointed a shotgun at Amanda Wiles’ face at a close distance and shot her. She died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to Madison County Coroner Ned Dunnichay.
After the shooting, Parmley picked up a set of keys that belonged to Amanda Wiles. “He said he was going to drive back to his house and commit suicide,” according to the affidavit. He walked out the front door and left the women bound in the chairs. Terri Wiles freed herself and called 911.
Parmley reportedly fled the scene on foot as Amanda Wiles’ car was still in the driveway when deputies arrived. A set of keys was found on the car’s windshield and there was blood on the key fob, the affidavit said.
The account was based on Terri Wiles’ statement to Detective John Henderson.
As of late Monday night, Sheriff Ron Richardson said Parmley is considered “alive and armed and dangerous.”
Richardson said, via email, that the Hamilton County Blood Hound Tracking team investigated Parmley’s residence, as well as another near by.
About 4 p.m. officers received a call about a man matching Parmley’s description spotted at a CATS bus terminal; however, the report was false. Richardson said the department has received several reports, and all are being taken seriously.
“Most of the reports have been when citizens have observed someone who matches the description of Roy Parmley,” Richardson said.
Richardson said the department has requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Office in Indianapolis, as well as “America’s Most Wanted.”
A manhunt is underway after a spurned lover forced his ex-girlfriend to tie her daughter to a chair and watch as he fatally shot the young woman in the head.
Roy Parmley, of Lapel, Indiana, broke into the home of Terri Wiles, 53, and her 31-year-old daughter last Friday, just two days after the mother ended their two-year relationship.
When the two women arrived at the property, they found Parmley waiting for them, brandishing shotguns, according to the Herald Bulletin.
Murdered: Amanda Wiles, left, 31, was shot dead by Roy Parmley, right, 53, after her mother ended their two-year relationship with him
His had smashed his way in through a patio door and his hands were covered in blood.
The 53-year-old forced his ex-girlfriend to use duct tape to tie Amanda Raquel Wiles to a chair in the kitchen, according to the affidavit filed at Madison County Court.
Parmley then bound his ex-girlfriend to a chair and told her that he would ‘take something away from her that she loved more than him,’ and shot Amanda Wiles in the head with a shotgun.
The suspect fled the property on foot after telling Terri Wiles that he was going to kill himself. The horrified mother was able to free herself and called 911.
‘This is possibly a result of a relationship where one person decided they didn't want the relationship anymore,’ Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson told WRTV.
An warrant has been issued for Parmley's arrest on charges of murder, burglary resulting in bodily injury, and two counts of criminal confinement.
Tragedy: Parmley told Terri Wiles that he was going to 'take something away from her that she loved more than him,' before shooting Amanda, pictured
Tortured: Terri Wiles was forced to watch as her 31-year-old daughter was fatally shot in the head by her ex-boyfriend
Unhinged: Parmley¿s sister, Brenda Shaffer, said Parmley had been unstable since losing his father and wife to different illnesses
He is yet to be found and is believed to be suicidal, and armed and dangerous.
'We're using ATVs, golf carts. We had a helicopter here from state police early this morning, canines from other departments,' Richardson told the station on Saturday.
Ryan Edwards, Amanda Wiles' boyfriend, told the Herald Bulletin that he had received a distressing call from her in the week before her tragic death.
He told how his on-off girlfriend said she wanted him to attend her funeral, adding: ‘I just want you to know I love you very, very much. If anything ever happens to me, I want you to know I love you from the bottom of my heart.’
Edwards told the newspaper that the disconcerting conversation led him to believe that Parmley, an alcoholic known for his impulsive behaviour, had been threatening her for some time.
'Why would she say all that stuff out of the blue?' he said. 'Deep down, she knew Roy was crazy.'
Heartbroken: Ryan Edwards has been lamenting the loss of his girlfriend Amanda Wiles on Facebook
Warning signs: Ryan Edwards, left, said he received a disconcerting phone call from his girlfriend Amanda Wiles, right, in the week before she was tragically murdered
Mourning: Ryan Edwards posted this tribute to his girlfriend on Sunday, saying how much he loved and missed her
Edwards’ Facebook page has since been flooded with tributes to Amanda Wiles. ‘I love you very much Ma,’ he posted on Sunday.
‘I will always miss your beautiful face and I look forward to when we meet again in the house that God had made for us.’
Edwards also told how Parmley was unhinged, recounting how he was often struck by fits of jealousy and how he once shot a rabbit in their garden to pieces for no reason.
Parmley’s sister, Brenda Shaffer, said Parmley had been unstable since losing his father and wife to different illnesses.
'We love our brother, and we’re very sorry that this disease, which I believe, destroyed lives,' she said. 'Right now we don’t know if he’s dead or alive,' she said.
Spurned: 'This is possibly a result of a relationship where one person decided they didn't want the relationship anymore,' Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said
Pictured: The home of Terri and Amanda Wiles and the site of the fatal shooting
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