Murder indictment returned against Terry Hickman
Multnomah Co. District Attorney's Office - 07/30/18
Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced a grand jury returned a true bill against 58-year-old Terry Hickman.
Hickman is charged with one count of murder following the death of 29-year-old Dallas Boyd that occurred between July 13 and July 19, 2018.
On July 20, two witnesses flagged down a Portland Police officer about information concerning a potential homicide, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Furthermore, the witnesses stated Hickman was a friend and said he came to their apartment earlier in the day. The witnesses said Hickman told them he had gotten into an argument with a woman inside his van and that he choked her until she stopped breathing.
During the investigation, police learned that on July 17, a van belonging to Hickman had been towed from a location in Multnomah County, according to the publically available probable cause affidavit. Investigators went to the tow lot and located the defendant’s van. Looking from the outside of the van, police could see Boyd’s body inside.
Court documents alleged an autopsy was performed on Boyd’s body, which revealed the cause of death to be manual strangulation.
A copy of the indictment in case number 18CR48603, which was filed on July 30, is available by using the Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI) system.
The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on July 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Multnomah County Justice Center before Judge Andrew M. Lavin.
An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.