DIXIE, Ark. – Marco Deshaun Clark, 35, was wanted for murder stemming from an incident Saturday evening in rural Craighead County. And apparently, after the crime, the suspect live-streamed himself bragging about it on Facebook.
As of 10:50 PM Saturday night, he was in custody without incident, the sheriff told NEA Report.
“That is him in the video,” Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd told NEA Report earlier Saturday.
It was before Clark turned himself in a short time before 11 PM.
Murder in Dixie
The sheriff said calls came in around 5 PM Saturday night in the Dixie community – north of Lake City and east of Brookland. The first call was of shots fired on County Road 988. Deputies arrived and found a woman had been murdered. She was dead from multiple gunshot wounds. It didn’t take long for investigators to develop a suspect.
“He was last seen driving south on Highway 135 and we do consider him our suspect in the homicide and he is considered armed and dangerous,” Boyd said.
The suspect, who brags in the video above about looking for his next victim in Jonesboro, dared authorities to come get him. He said he would kill again, this time in Jonesboro, and would shoot the next victim in the face.
“Who gone be my next mother f**king victim? In Jonesboro?” Clark said.
The video didn’t remain on Facebook for long. It wasn’t clear if moderators removed it or if the suspect thought better of giving a video confession to prosecutors but we captured the full video and forwarded it to authorities before it was removed.
The possibility of the suspect removing it seems more likely in that during the same time it vanished off of Facebook, the sheriff told NEA Report that Clark had indicated he would soon be turning himself in.
It was a far different tone from his ominous message a few hours earlier. Unfortunately for Clark, that message is now in the hands of prosecutors who will be able to show an incontrovertible confession to a jury.
The victim’s was Melinda Colburn, 35, of Dixie. On Monday, the suspect was ordered held without bond.