An Ohatchee man was in custody this morning, charged with murder in the death of his wife, police said.
Ohatchee police Chief Jason Oden said this morning that police responded to a domestic disturbance between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday at a home on Warrior Circle. Oden said a third party made the call to 911.
“It turned into murder,” Oden said.
Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown later this morning identified the woman as 41-year-old Misty Mitchell. She was pronounced dead at 3 a.m., he said.
“It’s unclear how she was killed,” Brown said. “She didn’t have any stab wounds or gunshot wounds.”
Oden said Mitchell’s husband, 55-year-old Benny Dewayne Mitchell, fled the scene.
“Thanks to Brent police and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office we found him in his vehicle at a truck stop near Centreville,” the chief said.
Oden said Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh contacted Circuit Judge Brian Howell in the early morning hours to get Mitchell’s warrant signed.
“The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office sent us some investigators and the Center for Applied Forensics processed the scene,” Oden said. “We are very thankful for their help.”
Mitchell was taken to the Calhoun County Jail before 10 a.m. on Monday, Oden said. According to jail staff, Mitchell was being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
The case is the first homicide case for Ohatchee police in nearly a decade, the chief said. Misty Mitchell is the fourth person to die in a homicide in Calhoun County this year, following the deaths of Brandon Roberts, Heather Parker and Rusty Parker last month.