Three arrested, charged in double homicide

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(L Featured Photo) Derrell Spellmeyer (Top R) Mandy Mitchell (Bottom R) Garland Mitchell

VERSAILLES, Mo. — Prosecutors charged three people with the murder of a couple in Versailles, Mo., on Monday.

Mandy Mitchell, Garland Mitchell and Derrell Spellmeyer were charged Tuesday with two counts of 2nd degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action for the murders of Freddy and Carol Wilson.

Police say Carol Wilson, 53, called 911 at about 11:05 a.m. to report she’d been shot. When police arrived at their home a few minutes later, they found Freddy and Carol Wilson shot.

WilsonWhile deputies were heading to the home, they encountered a white van about three miles from the home. Jim Petty, the Morgan County Sheriff said the van swerved to try to hit the detectives’ car.

Authorities say the suspects were inside the white van, and say they drove up from Eldon, Mo., about 18 miles to the southeast, to commit the crime. The driver of the sheriff’s vehicle swerved to avoid colliding with the van, although the van swiped the sideview mirror of the sheriff’s car, knocking it off.

The van eventually crashed into a ditch and the suspects were arrested.

This is the second double homicide in Morgan County in the past two months.

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