Arrest warrants indicate man charged with murder of KC Johnson threatened her with a hammer

Arrest warrants for William Hicks, the man charged in the murder of KC Johnson, indicate that he threatened her with a hammer and took her purse.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:36 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 3:57 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Arrest warrants for William Hicks, the man charged in the murder of KC Johnson, indicate that he threatened her with a hammer and took her purse.

William Hicks has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and financial card theft.

Warrants from the Wilmington Police Department indicate that he took her purse, two visa debit cards and her ID and kidnapped her.

Hicks was arrested in South Carolina and waived his right to an extradition hearing last week. He appeared in a New Hanover County courtroom Tuesday afternoon and will next appear on Feb. 9. He is being held without bond.

Johnson was reported missing on Jan. 13.

“Upon further investigation, it has been determined that Johnson was killed in the 1300 block of King St, Wilmington, NC on Friday, January 13, 2023,” the Wilmington Police Department stated in a news release.