U.S. Marshals capture Selma murder suspect in Minnesota

Published 9:11 am Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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A man from Selma suspected in a 2021 murder was captured by U.S. Marshals in Minnesota.

Javontae Mitchell, 18, is now awaiting extradition back to the state. 

A grand jury indicted Mitchell for the murder of Taquon Darrell Fikes, 26,  of Selma.

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Fikes was killed on June 8, 2021 at the 1100 block of Philpot Avenue. Police found Fikes lying unresponsive — in the backyard of a house. Fikes attended Selma High School and Wallace Community College-Selma.

It is not yet known how long it will take for Mitchell to be extradited to Alabama.