The Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the homicide of Antwain Royqwell-Garifield Hampton, 24, of Hampton Circle., Axton. The homicide occurred on August 11, at 7064 Axton Road, Axton.
Authorities investigating the death determined that an altercation ensued between Antwain Hampton and Akeem Laquan Clark. During the altercation, a firearm was allegedly produced, and Hampton was shot.
Warrants were issued for Akeem Laquan Clark, 33, of Axton, on charges of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.
Since the incident occurred, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal Service have been working diligently to apprehend Clark. On November 20, the United States Marshals took Mr. Clark into custody in Cincinnati, Ohio, based on leads developed during the investigation.
He was taken into custody without incident, and is currently held at the Hamilton County Justice Center, awaiting extradition to Henry County.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.