SMYRNA — A Smyrna man is behind bars after pleading guilty for the 2014 homicide of Danny J. Wright in Smyrna and the subsequent August 2021 homicide of Darian Williams in Kentucky.
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, Enrique Dane Decourcey, age 34, accepted a plea agreement in Rutherford County for second degree murder for the homicide of Danny J. Wright resulting in a twenty-five year sentence. Additionally, Decourcey pleaded guilty to first degree murder in Kentucky for the homicide of Darian Williams, which includes a life sentence with a sentence hearing on April 14, 2023.
Danny J. Wright was murdered in Smyrna in August 2014. The homicide became a cold case. District Attorney General Jennings Jones says a break in the case came in mid 2019:
In December 2019. Decourcey was arrested for the murder of Danny J. Wright and posted bail in January 2020. Jones explains what happened in August of 2021 while Decourcey was out on bond:
Witness Darian Williams’ homicide was investigated by the Kentucky State Police. Due to the overlapping nature of the cases, the Smyrna Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation assisted the Kentucky State Police with their investigation.
Smyrna Police Department Detectives Stephen Hannah and Jason Anderson have actively investigated this case over the years in cooperation with Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Kentucky State Police.
HEAR THE FULL REPORT ON THIS CASE FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL JENNINGS JONES:
SOURCES: Town of Smyrna & District Attorney's Office