Craighead Co. murder suspect held without bond

Craighead Co. murder suspect held without bond

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The murder suspect in a homicide on Saturday in rural Craighead County appeared in court on Monday.

According to Sheriff Marty Boyd, Marco Deshon Clark turned himself in Saturday evening in connection with the death of Melinda Colburn, 37, of Dixie.

The probable cause affidavit stated deputies responded to a home on Craighead County Road 988 due to a shots fired call.

When deputies arrived, they found a Colburn lying in the front yard under a blanket.

“A witness who lives behind the victim’s trailer said he heard several shots and saw a man run, got into the victim’s white Dodge Challenger, and drove away at a high rate of speed,” the affidavit said.

A second witness said she heard shot and saw a man who she identified as Clark.

A third witness said Clark called her and said he killed Colburn.

“Marco posted a video to Facebook in which he states ‘the b**** deserved it’ and ‘who’s gonna be my next victim,’” the affidavit stated.

Detective Sergeant Ron Richardson contacted Clark by phone and talked him into turning himself into the sheriff’s office.

Richardson interviewed Clark after he turned himself at which time he confessed to shooting and killing Colburn.

The affidavit stated Clark had been served a protection order and was removed from the home on Aug. 8.

A judge found probable cause Monday to charge Clark with capital murder, making a terrorist threat, possession of a firearm by a certain person, theft of property $25,000 or more, and violation of a protection order.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant Deprow asked Judge David Boling that Clark be held without bond due to his “lengthy history of absconding” and a history of violent assault, and Boling agreed.

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