Emporia man charged with murder after crash while fleeing


March 21, 2021

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — An Emporia man was charged with first-degree murder and more than 25 other counts after a fatal collision occurred while he was trying to flee from police, law enforcement officers said.

Devawn Mitchell, 23, was being held in the Lyon County Detention Center on $1 million bond after his arrest on Thursday.

During his first court appearance Monday, Mitchell said he had people working to hire an attorney to represent him.

Other charges against Mitchell include an alternative count of second-degree murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and numerous fl...

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