Man arrested in slaying of girlfriend Surrender was arranged by relative, police say

August 20, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF Robert Hilson Jr. contributed to this article.

Baltimore police said a man sought in the stabbing death last week of his live-in girlfriend was arrested yesterday at the home of relatives in Port Deposit, Cecil County.

Charles R. Hicks III, 31, of the first block of W. Clement St. in South Baltimore was arrested by city homicide detectives without incident about 1 p.m.

He was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the Aug. 16 stabbing death of Nancy V. Klotz, 26, who shared a rowhouse with him.

Hicks was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center, pending a bail hearing today, police said.

Police said a relative of Hicks' in Port Deposit called Baltimore police and arranged his surrender.

It was not known how long he had been in Port Deposit. A 1992 Plymouth van he was seen driving was found yesterday on Bank Street in East Baltimore, police said.

Services for Klotz, a Baltimore native, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, 1501 E. Fort Ave.

Klotz graduated from Southern High School in 1987 and had worked at Filterite Co. in Timonium since then.

She is survived by two sons, Ryan and Brandon Hicks; her husband, Kenneth Klotz; her mother, Betty Schultz; her father, William Lewis; and a brother, Frank Lewis. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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