Atlanta man held on $500,000 bond after police investigate QC homicide Sunday

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UPDATE: A judge set the bond at $500,000 Monday morning for a suspect in a Davenport homicide police investigated Sunday.

Justin L. Wright, 31, was being held Monday on a cash-only bond in Scott County Jail after he appeared early Monday before Judge Christine Dalton in Scott County Court.

Dalton explained the first-degree murder charge Wright faces carries a sentence of life in prison. When she asked if he wanted a court-appointed attorney, he said, “Yes, please.”

Local 4 News, the only station in the courtroom, heard Wright tell the judge “I’m not making anything right now.”

“All my belongings were stolen in November,” said Wright, who added he had been sleeping in hotels.

Further proceedings are set for Friday and May 20 in Scott County Court.

EARLIER UPDATE: An Atlanta man was behind bars early Monday to face a first-degree murder charge after police investigated a homicide Sunday on the 1500 block of Calvin Street, Davenport.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the area for a disturbance and found a gunshot victim, Wilanna S. Bibbs, 20, of Durham, N.C.

Davenport Fire and Medic responded and pronounced her deceased.

Justin L. Wright, 31, of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested and booked into Scott County Jail at 12:36 a.m. Monday. He was being held without bond early Monday and was scheduled to appear before a judge, who will set his bond, later Monday morning.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit a tip online at qccrimestoppers.com.

EARLIER: Davenport police remained at a home on the 1500 block of Calvin Street, Davenport, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday for what officers said was a death investigation.

The house was surrounded by crime-scene tape.

Officers, including a crime-scene technician, searched vehicles in a driveway and an attached garage while others took photos inside the house, where the investigation had been ongoing for several hours.

We do not know the name of the deceased person.

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