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Bragg soldier arrested in fatal shooting

Posted February 1, 2011
Updated February 2, 2011

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— A Bragg soldier charged with the murder of a Fayetteville man was arrested in Key West, Fla., authorities said Tuesday.

Brandon Joseph Mims, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle in the murder of 22-year-old Michael Ray Staggs.

Police found Staggs' body in a car in a strip mall parking lot Saturday night. He had been shot in the head.

Fayetteville police issued warrants for Mims Monday. He is a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, but has family and friends in Key West.

No other information was released.


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  • callmegorgeous Feb 2, 2011

    WOW, nothing surprises me anymore, and tried to flee; BUSTED!! Great job PO:)

  • sammyg Feb 2, 2011

    Glad to see they caught him so quickly!