Warrant: Welfare check, fraud charge led to arrest in KC Johnson murder

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Newly obtained warrants show the Myrtle Beach man charged with the kidnapping and murder of a North Carolina woman was ...

January 23, 2023
7:22 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Newly obtained warrants show the Myrtle Beach man charged with the kidnapping and murder of a North Carolina woman was taken into custody due to a welfare check.According to arrest warrants obtained by WMBF News, Myrtle Beach police officers were called to Culbertson Ave for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they found William Hicks, 26, who had an active warrant for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fraud charge.Hicks was taken to the Myrtle Beach Police Jail, at which time officers learned he was wanted in North Carolina for first-degree murder.

WMBF News Staff