UPDATE: Police Say Woman Killed was Confidential Informant, Suspect Arrested

UPDATE 7/17/14 @ 7:18 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Marlon "Ice" Dixon sat in Kanawha County Magistrate Court in a white-head-to-toe suit because police took his clothes from him as evidence.

Dixon was arrested after a manhunt Thursday afternoon Dixon is accused of killing Branda Basham. According to the criminal complaint Basham, who was 22-years-old, was working as a confidential informant for multiple law enforcement agencies. She had made a few drug buys from Dixon, according to police.

Police have been looking for Dixon since last weekend when Basham's body was discovered. During that time, investigators say he taunted police both by text message as well as Facebook.

Dixon wrote, "I'm letting Fbook know they raided my whole families n friends houses, i personally want to apologize and as always the Charleston police n the feds are harrassin and interrogating and without question making Marlon Dixon their prime suspect. im guilty till proven innocent from start all bcus i just so happen to be in the vicinity of where the murder took place, where i reside on the westside, are u serious? Cpd give it a rest, find ur killer."

Dixon told police he finally surrendered Thursday because the pressure got to him. He said that police had been just seconds behind him a few times in their search for him over the week. He also admitted to hiding in car trunks and other safe-houses.

In the last week Dixon, who says he has been living on the streets, has been posting on Facebook about how officers have not been able to catch-up with him. He was also taunting them through text-messages, police say.

Dixon was denied bond during his arraigned Thursday night.

In addition to the charge of murder, Dixon is facing a domestic violence charge. He is also facing a charge of distributing heroin.

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UPDATE 7/17/14 @ 2:24 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police arrested a suspect Thursday afternoon in a murder that happened Saturday.

Charleston Police say Dixon, 37, was wanted for the murder of Branda Basham. Basham was killed Saturday, July 12th on Charleston's west side. He was arrested near Indiana Avenue.

During a news conference Thursday, police released autopsy information that shows Basham was shot three times.

Police say they believe Basham's murder was planned by Dixon. They say when Dixon is arrested, he will be charged with First Degree Murder.

Detectives say Dixon had been posting on Facebook as well as sending text messages to officers, seeming to "taunt them."

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UPDATE 7/13/14 @ 6 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have identified a person of interest in the murder of Branda Bahsam.

Basham, 22, of Charleston was found near the railroad tracks off Madison Street on Saturday.

Charleston Police say they want to question Marlon "Ice" Dixon, 37, about the murder.

They say Dixon has a warrant for his arrest on an unrelated drug distribution charge.

If you see him or know where Dixon is, call 911. You can also give tips anonymously.

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UPDATE 7/12/14 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have identified a body found on the city's west side.

Police are investigating the case as a murder.

Lt. Steve Cooper told WSAZ the victim is Branda Basham, 22, of Charleston.

Basham was found near the railroad tracks off Madison Street.

At this time, no suspects have been named and police say there are no persons of interest.

Police did confirm suspected gunshots around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Charleston Police Department.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are investigating a murder after a body was found on the city's west side.

The body was found near the railroad tracks off Madison Street.

Police tell WSAZ the body is a white female. Her identity has not been released.

Lt. S.A. Cooper with the Charleston Police Department described the situation as an "obvious homicide" though would not go into detail.

A witness told one of our reporters that he heard three gunshots in the area shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

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