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Wake Murder Suspect Arrested in New York

Posted January 25, 2007

Authorities have arrested a man who they believe is responsible for a slaying in Wake County.

Jamie Antwon Mitchell, 28, was arrested Thursday in upstate New York. Authorities said he was wanted for the shooting death of Demetric Farrar Horton in Apex on Jan. 21.

Investigators received information that Mitchell may have fled to Gloversville, New York. After conducting surveillance, U.S. Marshals went to a residence there and took Mitchell into custody without incident.

Authorities also arrested Brooklyn Nelson, 20, of Holly Springs, and charged her with accessory after the fact. Authorities believe Nelson drove Mitchell to New York.

Another man, Irving Cooper, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact on Jan. 21.

Mitchell had been arrested in connection with a the slayings of two migrant workers in Morrisville in 1997. He later accepted a plea deal and was convicted of armed robbery. He received a sentence of probation and served no additional jail time.

While awaiting trial, Mitchell was one of the first two students to graduate from the John H. Baker Charter High School at the Wake County Jail. He also received the Presidential Education Award. The school's charter was revoked earlier in January.

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  • kma1005 Mar 25, 2007

    to let it be known this guy served 540 days in jail in Wake County and was given a sentence of 40-57 months then probation, definitely not enough for a murderer but hopefully this time he'll get what he deserves.

  • kevin4unc Jan 26, 2007

    I know bengalsfan and he is just the sweetest guy. We see each other about once a week and go visit a bunch of other guy and watch them play around. Its really fun. He's not married and I'm not married. The guys we go watch play aren't married either. They get all hot and sweaty playing and bengalsfan sometimes curses. But all in all, he's a very special friend. Hang in their buddy.

  • deerslayer Jan 25, 2007

    The proper word for you bengalsfan is IGNORANT. Glad they caught this man, no matter what color he is. I hope they get it right this time. My heart goes to out to the family of the victim

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Jan 25, 2007

    Um "digger" is uncalled for b/c in case like this race aint got jack to do with the crime!!! Young, Peterson,Pederson... need I go on. Blood has no color and regardless of what race you are the pain of a loved one lost is all the same. With a comment like that you would deserve to be called a name that rhymes with "donkey"!

  • tinawalker Jan 25, 2007

    As the victim of a violent crime...."street wise" on our criminal justice system, I have this to offer. To find some sense of peace keep this in mind:
    Every thing is a system: life, schools, towns, the church, organized sports, even the human body....enabled by smaller, biological systems. The United Nations, even the story of Cinderella: systems!
    The criminal justice system: you don't have to like the system. You don't have to agree with it or believe in it....BUT you must understand it. If you understand it, you will survive.

  • hispeedinnc Jan 25, 2007

    I've known Frank from Childhood and have not one bad thing I can remember about him, he was a kind person with a good heart. The family deserves better from those who would judge a person without knowing the charecter of that person. I've also known the suspect from childhood and can only wonder what would be worth taking the life of someone you've known all your life. Some would say bad luck, child hood, mentally ill, etc.etc and the list goes on. Truth of the matter is,I grew up in the same neighbor hood and consider myself a productive citizen in today's society, Frank was that same person. Let it be said now the suspect was afforded the same opportunity as Frank and I, it's not your environment it's the choices you make. Mr.Mitchell will once again be given a day in court, lets hope our judicial system can get it right(this time). My prayers go out to Frank's chilren, wife, and extended family.

  • nubian4mysonz Jan 25, 2007

    I am relieved to know that he was arrested but will he walk again? As mentioned in another comment a leopard does not change his spots! I would like to research the name of the "elected" Judge and District Attorney that agreed to allow a murderer the chance to get out and kill my co-worker! "Frank" as we called him saved the life of a woman who was being beaten by this man, and she too could have been killed as a result. My friend is a HERO and I want all who read the previous articles and don't know him to know he died doing an honorable deed and he was a GREAT MAN. Vaun Overbey-Best Lab Deals Inc.

  • finallysingle Jan 25, 2007

    Another to feed,until he yells..I am retarded,or I had a bad childhood,or I am not mentally stable..Then he will be free with a few appeals

  • tdbmonkey Jan 25, 2007

    thank god...... he needs to be put under the jail for the pain he has gave to the horton family and friends. maybe they can get it right this time and he will never see the light of day again!!!!

  • kbaysdon Jan 25, 2007

    What a slack judicial system. Cant believe a judge would let a murderer go without any jail time. What is wrong here??????