Suspect In Custody On Aggravated Assault Warrants
The two teens shot on Fuller Street June 14, 2020 are expected to make a full recovery. A 25-year-old Pittsburg man is in custody on charges stemming from the shootings, according to Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. Jason Reneau.
About 1 hour after the end of the Dairy Festival Carnival, a 15-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were reportedly walking among a group of at least 7 individuals. As the group turned onto Fuller Street around 1 a.m. June 14, a man allegedly jumped out of the bushes and “opened fire on the group.” Two teens reportedly sustained gunshot wounds. They were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries which police said the day after the incident appear non life-threatening.
Both were reported to be doing fine July 21 in their recovery and are expected to make a full recovery, according to Reneau.
Late Sunday morning, June 14, police put out a request for the public’s help in identifying and locating the man alleged to have shot the teens.
Through investigation, Reneau reported, 25-year-old Lamont Lankeen Mitchell was identified as the suspect. Two warrants were issued for Mitchell’s arrest. Officers’ attempts to locate Mitchell were unsuccessful until last week.
Around 11:45 a.m. July 15, Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Pat Leber responded at Walmart in reference to an assault complaint. Upon arrival, Leber contacted the alleged suspect, identified in arrest reports as 25-year-old Lamont Lankeen Mitchell of Pittsburg, TX. A records check showed two aggravated assault warrants for Mitchell’s arrest. Police confirmed the warrants are for the June 14 shooting.
Mitchell was arrested July 15 on the felony warrants. Mitchell remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, July 21. Bond on each of the second-degree felony aggravated assault charges was set at $100,000.
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