Tennessee police arrest two in murder of decorated Grand Forks Marine
Police in Jackson, Tenn., have arrested a 24-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy and charged them with the murder and robbery of Grand Forks native Troy Mitchell, a decorated Marine veteran of the First Gulf War who was shot Oct. 28 in Jackson.
The Jackson Sun newspaper reported that police arrested Ameale Orlando Hudson, 24, who was on probation at the time of the shooting and had prior arrests for aggravated assault and various drug charges. He was to be arraigned early this week.
The 15-year-old juvenile faces a detention hearing in juvenile court.
The arrests came after police, joined by agents of the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, searched two houses and recovered pistols, rifles and "evidence potentially related to the homicide investigation," the Sun reported.
Police said they believe Mitchell, a 1983 graduate of Grand Forks Central High School, was targeted for robbery as the locksmith worked on a customer's car. He was shot in the face, and his cell phone and wallet were taken. Mitchell, a 22-year Marine veteran, was buried Wednesday with full military honors.