Murder suspect surrenders after video saying he would kill again

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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5 Comments

  1. I’m just heartbroken over all the murders going on everywhere. People are letting the devil be in charge instead of God.

  2. Melinda Colburn is my first cousin. She was an only child and loved by her family and friends. Melinda will be greatly missed. This guy took life that he never gave, may God have mercy on his soul.

  3. I MET MELINDA IN 2007.WE WORKED AT HOLIDAY INN.MELINDA WAS A VERY SWEET GIRL SHE WASNT ABOUT THAT STREET LIFE.SHE WASNT WITH DRAMA SHE WASNT BROUGHT UP IN THAT ENVIROMENT.AN SHE WAS A WORKER AN A VERY LOYAL FRIEND BUT SOME HOW MET THIS DEVIL WHO TOOK HER LIFE AUG 24TH 2019.MELINDA R.I.L FROM ME AN MY KIDS U LOVED SO MUCH.. DEATH PENALTY IS WAT WE ARE PUSHING FOR AN THAT HOPEFULLY HE WILL BURN IN HELL FOR EVER AN FEELS EVERY SECOND OF IT… LOVE U SISTER!!!!!

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