Man Arrested for Quincy Home Invasion and Attempted Murder

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By: Mike Springer
April 28, 2013

Quincy, FL-Crime tape hangs from the trees near the Quincy home on L and M Lane where a man and a woman were shot late Saturday night.

"I heard two gunshots and I went to the door and I saw a guy and he walked up the road and disappeared from there," said a neighbor.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office later identified the man as Dexter Williford. Authorities say Williford went to the home of his on-again, off-again girlfriend when the trouble started.

Authorities say Williford heard a man's voice inside the home and then went over to a shed and grabbed a shotgun.

Authorities say Williford shot the man and then went inside of the home.

The woman, who neighbors identified as Deborah Hickman, locked herself in the bedroom. Authorities say Williford tried to use his shotgun to breakdown the door.

"While he was ramming the door, the shotgun did go off and a buckshot did go out throughout the bedroom," said Captain Jim Corder with the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

Hickman was hit. Authorities say as she tried to get away, Williford came into the bedroom.

"He took the shotgun and basically used it as bat, hitting her several times with the barrel around her head and shoulders," said Corder.

Williford turned himself in at the jail Sunday. Authorities say he confessed to the crime.

Hickman and the man were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Authorities expect them to be okay.

Williford faces several charges including armed home invasion and attempted murder. He's being held at the Gadsden County Jail without bond
By: Eyewitness News
April 28, 2013

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young says Dexter Williford just turned himself in at the jail.

The male victim was shot in the hand. The sheriff's office expects him to be okay. They did not have an update on the female victim.

Neither of the victims have been identified at this time.

The incident happened last night on L & M Lane in Quincy. Stay connected with WCTV as we bring you more information.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with a home invasion and attempted murder.

A male and a female were shot in Quincy around 10:30pm Saturday night in St. John, near Quincy.

The Sheriff's Department is searching for Dexter Bernard Williford.

There is no word on the condition of the people shot. We have a reporter headed to the scene and will have more information as it become available.