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Authorities Arrest Hickory Man Sought In Connection To Murder Of L-R Football Player
Quavius Shamond Izard
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Authorities Arrest Hickory Man Sought In Connection To Murder Of L-R Football Player

The second suspect in a Hickory murder case has been apprehended. 21-year-old Quavius Shamond Izard of 18th Street Place NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (November 24) in Caldwell County. He’s charged with first-degree murder and felony probation violation.

Izard is charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a Lenoir-Rhyne University football player. 19-year-old Omari Drovon Alexander was found deceased in a vehicle in the parking lot of Civitan Court Apartments in Hickory early Saturday morning (November 20). 20-year-old Hailee Maureen Melanson of Canterbury Drive in Conover was previously arrested and charged with felony accessory after the fact in connection to Alexander’s death. She was taken into custody Saturday.

Omari Alexander
Photo courtesy of lrbears.com

Wednesday, at approximately 5:40 p.m, Izard was found hiding on a property in the Caldwell County community of Collettsville. He was found by the owner of the property. The owner contacted the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and deputies responded and took Izard into custody.

The suspect was served with the warrant for first-degree murder and was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility, where he remained today (November 26) without bond. Melanson also remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today. Izard is scheduled to appear in District Court Monday (November 29), Melanson’s next District Court date is December 14.

Hailee Maureen Melanson
Courtesy of Hickory Police Department

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator David Moore directly at 828-261-2686 or dfmoore@hickorync.gov.