Manhunt for man accused of killing stepfather ends with arrest, deputies say

Bobby Parker Vickers (Heard County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies said they have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 53-year-old Heard County man on Sunday.

Bobby Parker Vickers, 26, was found hiding under the deck of a home along Bradfield Road, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office said.

(Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Sunday. Deputies said Vickers shot and killed his stepfather, 53-year-old James Scott Sessions, of Franklin, in front of several witnesses and then ran from the scene located on Rock Mills Road.

This prompted a multi-jurisdictional search for Vickers. Eventually, he was spotted walking down the road and a bystander called 911 to report it.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from an argument.