MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Deputies in Marshall County, Miss. are searching for a murder suspect who was out on bond and didn’t show up to trial.
Dequan “Pee Wee” Hall allegedly cut off his ankle monitor before his murder trial, authorities said.
Hall is charged in the death of 43-year-old Frankie Cathey, who was shot multiple times during a potential robbery and found dead on a sofa inside a Holly Springs home in July 2022.
“Mr. Dequan Hall was in our jail for a certain amount of time, and due to court process and things in court, he was issued a bond with an ankle monitor awaiting his court date,” said Major Kelly McMillen with the Marshall County’s Sheriff’s Department.
McMillen says Hall did not show up for court Monday and has not been in touch with his attorney. A bench warrant was issued for Hall’s arrest.
U.S. Marshals are assisting Marshall County deputies with the search.
A friend of Cathey’s, who did not want to be identified, says the system has lost her trust and let her down.
“They had him in their custody, and he was released and now they can’t find him,” she said.
McMillen says that Hall has reportedly told his friends, “He’s not going back to jail, and he’s going to do whatever he’s got to do to stay out of jail.”
Cathey’s friend believes someone knows where Hall is and is begging for the public’s help.
“If it was one of your family members, you would want the person that murdered them to be found,” she said.
Hall is considered armed and dangerous.
The public in Marshall County and neighboring counties are asked to be on the lookout for Dequan Hall and contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 662-252-1311. A substantial reward is being offered.