Teen Wanted for Father's Murder in Fort Davis

Teen Wanted for Father's Murder in Fort Davis

By Kim Powell

FORT DAVIS - A murder suspect is on the loose after allegedly killing his own father in Fort Davis. Now it's got the whole town talking.

Fort Davis authorities tell NewsWest 9 the murder happened at a home on a private road last week.

18-year-old Harlin Pierce is wanted for murdering his own father, Anton Pierce last week. For the quiet town of Fort Davis it's not something they've experienced in years.

"I have not heard of a murder here," Robert Potts, who also lives in Fort Davis, said.

Most people we talked to didn't seem to know the teenager or his father, but one woman who works at Uncle Buck's, a popular local convenience store, says people have been coming into the store all day talking about what happened.

"It's a shock for everybody because in a small community like this, it is a community, you know people who know each other, families go way back and it's a very big shock," Shannon Perryman said.

Authorities say it happened at his father's home in the Davis Mountain Resort, which is several miles from town.

Pierce has been on the run since March 19th.

Since the murder he has been seen in Santa Fe, NM and Denver, CO where he has friends and family.

"It's sad, sad for the family, sad for the young man involved, it's just sad for everybody."

NewsWest 9 is told that he left the house in a blue 4-door 2006 Volkswagen Jetta with the license plate JLN715.

Pierce is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you know anything about his whereabouts please contact police immediately.