Homeless Murder Suspect in Court

A homeless man on Friday was ordered held in the Trumbull County Jail on $1 million bond.

Richard Clark, 39, formerly of Warren and Niles, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated murder, robbery and possessing heroin Thursday for fatally stabbing a Warren man multiple times two weeks ago.

Police said they are still unsure why Dwayne Hickman, 49, was stabbed in his Williamsburg Street N.W. home.

Clark, according to records, was arrested on the felony drug charge the day after Hickman was found dead and was taken to an area hospital.

Clark has been charged 12 times with drug offenses, twice with endangering children and receiving stolen property, three times with theft, and once each for attempted burglary, stealing a car, unauthorized use of a car, resisting arrest, trespassing and carrying a concealed weapon since 1993.

Police said they found Hickman’s body after family members became worried when they were unable to contact him for days.

Hickman had several traffic violations, DUI, marijuana possession, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and using weapons while intoxicated charges in Warren Municipal Court.

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