Judge orders Claiborne County murder suspect held without bail

Published 1:29 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

PORT GIBSON — Claiborne County Judge Mary Curry wasted little time in making a decision involving murder suspect Darion Hill.

During Hill’s initial court appearance Thursday, Curry ordered Hill held without bond in connection to the first-degree murder charge tied to the death of Hill’s girlfriend Quawanda Hicks.

Hicks remains were found on Willows road Dec. 26 and from that point, Hill was on the run until he reportedly turned himself in to officials at the Dallas Police Department, ending the three-week manhunt.

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Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said Hill “walked in the police department, told them he was tired and wanted to turn himself in and gave them our phone number and told them he was wanted for murder in Mississippi.

“He felt the pressure down here,” Goods said.

Hicks’ body was found about 2:54 p.m. Dec. 26 on Willow Road in Claiborne County by a man on a four-wheeler. The couple was last seen together on Dec.19. 

Goods said the case remains under investigation.

“I’ve been on the job eight days, and we got him,” he said. “If you are on the run, I’m going to get you.”

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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