Hayneville man arrested by Montgomery Police for felony murder

Published 10:18 am Friday, July 14, 2017

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The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a Hayneville man in connection with a death investigation into the June 26 fatal shooting of Brandon Robinson, 28, of Montgomery.

Captain Regina L. Duckett, public information officers for  the Montgomery Police Department, said, “MPD detectives charged Jamaris Mitchell, 22, of Hayneville with one count of felony murder.”

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Duckett said, “Mitchell was taken into custody Thursday, July 13, by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.” And, “Following his arrest, Duckett said Mitchell was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility where he was being held under a $150,000 bond.”

She said, “At about 9:40 p.m. June 26, MPD patrol and fire medics responded to the 3600 block of Horseshoe Circle in reference to a subject shot. Upon arrival, they located an adult male who had sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to Baptist Medical Center South, where he later was pronounced dead. “

Duckett said, “The circumstances surrounding the shooting initially were unknown. Further investigation indicates that Robinson and another male, while armed with a handgun, forcibly entered private property in the 3700 block of Oak Shadow Lane and then were confronted by the homeowner. There was an exchange of gunfire, and both suspects fled the scene. Robinson was later located in the 3600 block of Horseshoe Circle. Further investigation identified Mitchell as the second suspect. Because Robinson was killed during the commission of a felony in which Mitchell participated, Mitchell was charged with felony murder. The homeowner was not injured. “

No additional information is available for release in connection with this ongoing investigation.

Duckett noted noted that  A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendants are assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.