Murder case bound over

Published 4:41pm Thursday, July 4, 2013

The murder case involving 19-year-old suspect Ronald Mitchell was bound over to a Dallas County Grand Jury following a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Mitchell is the lead suspect in the murder of Micah Dewayne Johnson, 22, who was reported missing in early May. Authorities questioned Mitchell about the disappearance and Mitchell acknowledged that he had killed Mitchell and then led officers to where he hid his body as well as his vehicle.

Tuesday, District Judge Bob Armstrong left Mitchell’s bond at $3 million. His trial will be in August.

Mitchell was first questioned by the Selma Police Department when he was reported to be the last person to have a conversation with Johnson. On May 21, a week after Johnson’s disappearance Mitchell led investigators to the body of the victim, which was in a wooded area below the 100 block of Old Montgomery Highway. He also took investigators to the area where he had hidden Johnson’s vehicle — the 2000 Nissan Maxima was recovered in an area off of LL Anderson Avenue.

Preliminary information indicated that Johnson died of gunshot wounds.

The police said the investigation is ongoing.

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