Teenager in custody in connection with Temple murder

Andrew Moore reports.

TEMPLE - Update: Police identified the victim as Josh Colby Mitchell, 31, Thursday afternoon.

Temple Police had a 15-year-old in custody Thursday in connection with the murder of a man in Temple Wednesday night.

Mitchell's wife found him dead Wednesday around 6 p.m. when she arrived home.

Just after 10 p.m. police saw a 2014 Silver Volkswagen Jetta drive past the home in the 2200 block of East Young Ave.


Police began chasing the suspect east on Highway 53 but lost sight of him.  A short time later, police said the suspect crashed at the intersection of Highway 53 and Seaton Road.

According to a press release sent Thursday afternoon, another man on the scene of the crash held the suspect until police arrived.

The teen was taken to McLane Children's Hospital before being taken to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was held for murder, said police.

The name of the suspect was not released.

 

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