On Nov. 12, members of Clark’s family stood with Warren police to make an appeal to the public for information leading to the arrest of Horton-Starks.

On Nov. 12, members of Clark’s family stood with Warren police to make an appeal to the public for information leading to the arrest of Horton-Starks.

File photo by Brian Louwers


Warren murder suspect captured in North Dakota

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published January 4, 2022

 Horton-Starks

Horton-Starks

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WARREN — Ashinay Horton-Starks, the alleged shooter wanted for the murder of Johnice Clark in Warren last summer, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Dec. 30.

“She’ll be entitled to an extradition hearing in North Dakota. She’ll go in front of a judge in North Dakota and she’ll either waive or contest extradition. Once that process is done, we have to work through the (Macomb County) Prosecutor’s Office,” Warren Police Lt. David Kriss said.

Macomb County prosecutors will reportedly handle the paperwork, which Kriss said would need to pass before the governors of both states to facilitate the extradition back to Michigan, where Horton-Starks was named in a murder warrant in November.  

“Once that hearing is concluded, the Prosecutor’s Office will handle the paperwork for the extradition, and then we’ll send someone out to pick her up and fly her back,” Kriss said.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer announced charges for Horton-Starks on Nov. 3. Investigators alleged she fired the shot that struck Clark, 23, after the women left a party near Schoenherr Road and Masonic Boulevard in separate vehicles on June 5. Police said Clark and a friend were chased by another vehicle, allegedly driven by Horton-Starks. 

Clark was in the passenger seat of the vehicle driven by a friend when she was shot. The driver pulled into the parking lot of 7-Eleven at Schoenherr Road and 12 Mile Road and asked an employee to call 911. Police said Clark was dead at the scene. 

Two other women, including Horton-Starks’ mother, were charged with felonies for allegedly tampering with evidence. 

On Nov. 12, members of Clark’s family stood with Warren police to make an appeal to the public for information leading to the arrest of Horton-Starks.

No further information about the arrest or the extradition was available Jan. 4. 

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