Breaking: Deputies Searching Trailer in Missing Teen Case, FBI to Hold Briefing



News 5’s Ashley Knight reports LIVE on the WKRG Facebook page that deputies are searching the trailer of Matthew Moberg. Moberg led police on a manhunt Wednesday afternoon while he was wanted for questioning in the case of a missing teen.

Meanwhile the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says they will provide an update on the search for missing teen, Brian Parker. No cameras will be allowed inside the 3:30 pm briefing with the sheriff’s office and the FBI, but News 5 will be able to report details immediately following.

Deputies went to question a convicted felon in the case Wednesday. When that man ran off, there was a manhunt. Matthew Moberg was captured. But Brian Parker is still missing.


UPDATE 2:25 PM: Deputies tracked Moberg down in a home near the original search scene. He had gotten inside a neighbor’s home.

News 5’s Allen Carter was there LIVE on Facebook as deputies and at least one K-9 went inside the home and brought Moberg out. Moberg was bleeding from his arm. Allen Carter reported during his Facebook LIVE story that it appeared the K9 officer had bitten the suspect.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile County deputies are involved in an active manhunt for a convicted felon they were trying to question in the case of a missing teen.

Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office posted about the missing teen, asking for the public’s help. The post reads:

Brian Parker
Source: MCSO

MCSO is looking for a missing juvenile Brian Parker. Any contact please call our dispatch at 251-574-8633″

Deputies investigating the case went to speak with Matthew Moberg about the case. Moberg plead guilty in 2014 to conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit kidnapping and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.  The sentence was split by 17 years suspended and 3 years to serve with 5 years on probation after release.

When deputies arrived at Moberg’s workplace he took off running. An active manhunt is going on now in the Semmes area.

WKRG News 5 has crews on the scene and we’ll have the breaking details coming up at 5:00, here on the web and on our Facebook page.

Matthew Moberg
2014 mug shot
Source: MCSO

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