Thursday, April 16, 2015

Man Accused of Attempted First Degree Murder Arrested in Oxford, NC by U.S. Marshals

Chapel Hill, NC – On April 12, 2015, the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a victim of assault who had been transported via ambulance to the Durham Regional Hospital. The victim was treated by emergency room personnel for a fractured jaw, orbital, and a large laceration above her eye that required multiple stitches. Investigators were informed the assault occurred in the area of East Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill. Later that day, warrants were issued for Terrail Laquam Hicks, a 23 year old male, for Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Kidnapping, Assault by Strangulation, and Assault inflicting Serious Injury by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

According to the victim Hicks, forced her into his vehicle against her will after a verbal argument had escalated. When the victim attempted to exit the vehicle, Hicks prevented her by restraint. Hicks then began to severely beat the victim by hitting her with his fists and elbows while driving toward Durham. Throughout the duration of the drive, the victim unsuccessfully tried to escape the vehicle but the suspect restrained her by force. The victim was eventually released and Hicks fled the area.

On April 15, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Forces (JFTF) from the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina developed information through investigative efforts that Hicks was staying at 3227 Sam Moss Hayes Road in Oxford. At approximately 10:30 AM this morning the Task Forces verified the information and converged on the house taking Hicks into custody without incident. Hicks was transported to the Orange County Jail where he is currently being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police
Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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