Murder suspect had history of violence against women
Published 9:27 am Thursday, January 27, 2022
By Mike Barnhardt
A Pennsylvania man wanted for murder in Mocksville has been apprehended outside of Everglades National Park in Florida.
Quincy Hannah, 26, was in the vehicle he was believed to have been driving when he left Mocksville the night of Jan. 17.
The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is working with Florida authorities reference extradition back to North Carolina, said Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman.
Hannah is charged with murder in the death of Suzanne Kauffman, 20, whose body was found in a room at the Days Inn on Yadkinville Road on Monday night, Jan. 17.
Kauffman, also from Pennsylvania, had been at a Bible camp in Iredell County and fled there with several cell phones belonging to others. People looking for their cell phones led investigators to the Days Inn in Mocksville, where a person told them they had found the phones on the side of the road near Kentucky Fried Chicken at Yadkinville Road and Country Lane. Investigators found Kauffman’s car there.
Inside a motel room, they found Kauffman’s body. The room had been rented to Hannah.
Kauffman is believed to have met Hannah in Mocksville.
It’s not Hannah’s first encounter with the law. He has an extensive record in Pennsylvania.
He charges include burglary, strangulation and trespassing for an incident in which he was accused of assaulting his estranged wife in 2019, according to the York Daily Record. The court had ordered him not to be at the home because of prior incidents. He was accused of holding a rag to her mouth and nose for a minute or two before she broke free and ran for help.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and NC SBI are assisting the Davie Sheriff’s Office in the investigation. They believe Hannah has fled the state in a 2009 Toyota sedan with a Pennsylvania license plate.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Davie Sheriff’s Office at 336-751-6238.