Man accused of murdering KC Johnson waives right to extradition hearing, Myrtle Beach police releases previous arrest records
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man charged with murder in Wilmington appeared in a South Carolina courtroom Thursday morning.
William Haven Hicks, who is charged in the murder of KC Johnson, waived his right to an extradition hearing. The judge says the Wilmington Police Department now has 20 days to pick Hicks up and bring him back to North Carolina.
Hicks has been charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Records from the Myrtle Beach Police Department indicate that Hicks has been charged multiple times, though the records do not indicate whether he was ultimately convicted or if the charges were dismissed. The arrest reports included:
- Feb. 6, 2018 - charged with misdemeanor 3rd degree assault and battery
- Feb. 7, 2018 - charged with misdemeanor 3rd degree assault and battery
- It’s not clear if these two arrests are related to the same incident, but the charges have different case numbers, arrest numbers and arresting officers
- Sept. 27, 2018 - charged with misdemeanor loiter-harmful purpose or effect
- Nov. 10, 2018 - charged with felony ill treatment of animals, torture
- Dec. 6, 2018 - charged with felony 1st degree burglary (after June 20, 1985)
- Jan. 5, 2021 - charged with three counts of misdemeanor malicious injury to animals, personal property $2k or less
- Jan. 13, 2021 - charged with misdemeanor trespassing / unlawful entry into enclosed places
- Jan. 17, 2023 - charged with misdemeanor fugitive from justice warrant, non-criminal hold fug. ma
- The cited statute is SC 17-09-0010, which concerns extradition.
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