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Manhunt underway for man wanted in girlfriend’s murder

PORT GIBSON — Claiborne County authorities are continuing their search for a Claiborne County man wanted in the death of his girlfriend.

Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said warrants have been issued for Darion Hill, 31, address not listed, charging him with kidnapping and murder in the death of Quawanda Hicks, 21, of Claiborne County.

“We are looking everywhere for him,” Davis said, adding Hicks is believed to be driving a tan 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Hicks’ body was found about 2:54 p.m. Thursday on Willow Road in Claiborne County by a man on a four-wheeler. Davis said Hicks had been shot and an autopsy was ordered. The couple was last seen together on Dec.19.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said he talked with Claiborne County Chief Deputy Freddie Yarbrough about 8 p.m. Thursday about the homicide.

Yarbrough, he said, told him authorities were not aware of any connection between Hill and Warren County, but deputies will be on alert to look out for him.

Anyone with information should contact the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office at (601) 437-5161.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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