Jordan Batice Mitchell, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Christian DeHart,
Mitchell was one of three individuals accused of using semi-automatic weapons to rob DeHart. The victim was fatally shot during the robbery.
Mitchell had been previously charged, but those charged were dropped due to lack of sufficient evidence.
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Murder charges against a Muskogee man tied to a 2013 drug-related homicide were refiled Monday in Tulsa County District Court, one year after prosecutors dismissed his case for lack of evidence.
Jordan Batice Mitchell, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Christian DeHart, who was fatally shot Sept. 27, 2013.
Prosecutors allege that Mitchell acted in concert with Darrell Lydelle Goff, 26, and a third unknown man to rob DeHart and two others with semi-automatic assault rifles. According to the initial court filing, the men used the weapons to intimidate the three victims and steal marijuana belonging to one of them.
DeHart was shot and killed during the course of the robbery, the charges allege.
Mitchell and Goff were initially charged Nov. 8, 2013, with first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, court records show.
Prosecutors dropped the charges against Mitchell on the date of his preliminary hearing — May 12, 2014 — because they did not have sufficient information to proceed, said Assistant District Attorney Eric Grayless.
“The testimony didn’t evolve the way we thought it would initially,” Grayless said.
An arrest warrant with a $500,000 bond was filed for Mitchell on Tuesday but has not yet been returned, court records show.
Goff is scheduled for a jury trial Aug. 31, court records show.
Prosecutors are still working to charge the third co-defendant, Grayless said.
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