On the night of 03/28/2022 at approx. 11:35pm the Monroe County Sheriffs Department 911 received a call in reference to an unwanted person at an apartment in the Holly Grove Housing Complex. Soon after at approx. 11:39pm the 911 dispatch received a second call stating someone had been stabbed.
Upon arrival Monroe County deputies and the Holly Grove Police Department discovered that the victim identified as Mr. Cedric Hampton had been stabbed and called for EASI ambulance service. Soon after EASI had arrived they advised for the Sheriff's Office to call for the Coroner that Mr. Hampton was deceased.
The Deputies notified the county they had a male suspect identified as Nelson Morrow in custody. Mr. Morrow was transported to the Monroe County Detention Center for processing. The Sheriff's Office called for the Arkansas State Police CID to come to do the investigation.
Mr. Morrow is currently in custody awaiting a bond hearing, he is charged with manslaughter. The investigation is still ongoing with the State Police CID. We will continue to keep you informed the best we can. Thank you.