Georgia murder suspect arrested in Brownwood, to appear before judge Tuesday
BROWNWOOD, Texas -- A suspected gang member wanted for a 2016 murder in Georgia will appear Tuesday before a state district court judge in Brownwood for an extradition hearing.
Deundre Demond Mitchell, 18, was arrested Thursday in Brownwood on a murder warrant from Clayton County, Georgia, which is near Atlanta, according to Brown County Jail records.
A press release issued by the Clayton County Police Department states Mitchell is one of 10 DeKalb County gang members indicted last month on multiple felonies for a 2016 murder that killed a pair of siblings.
Police said Tatiyana Coates,11, and Daveon Coates, 15, were gunned down by the gang members as they slept during a home invasion.
Investigators determined Mitchell, who was 15 at the time, was the intended target of the murder, according to the press release. He reportedly stole firearms from a fellow gang member and then fled to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mitchell will be appearing before Judge Stephen Ellis at 1 p.m. Tuesday in order to be extradited back to Georgia, according to the 35th Judicial District Court's Office.
According to the press release, Mitchell was staying at the home where the alleged murder happened two weeks prior to the incident after the children’s mother allowed him to live with them.
Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury told KTXS that Mitchell was placed in Texas by Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services.
Although Mitchell was 15 when the deaths occurred, he is now being charged with murder in connection to that 2016 incident because he's currently 18, according to the press release.