Suspects Charged in Morgan County Double-Homicide
Formal charges are filed against three people in connection with a double homicide in Morgan County. They are identified as 45-year old Garland Mitchell, 28-year-old Mandy Mitchell, both of Jefferson City, and 43-year-old Derrell Dean Spellmeyer of Eldon. All three are charged with two counts of second- degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.
Monday morning, 53-year-old Carol and 66-year-old Freddy Wilson were found dead in a home on Dorsey Lane south of Versailles. According to the probable cause statement, both had been shot and stabbed.
The three suspects were taken into custody after a white van they were in on Highway 5, swerved and almost hit a Morgan County detective’s vehicle head-on. Both vehicles went off the road.
A .32 caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle along with a bottle of Hydrocodone that belonged to Carol Wilson.
Authorities say Spellmeyer had a 32 caliber shell casing in his pocket and also had blood on his hands and clothing.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says Spellmeyer confessed to shooting the gun and stated “they made me do it.” He also admitted to a detective that he had stabbed the Wilsons.
The Mitchells told detectives that they drove Spellmeyer to the Wilson’s home to obtain drugs. They waited outside while Spellmeyer went inside. The Mitchells heard gunshots and then saw Spellmeyer come back to the van with blood on his hands and clothing. All three then fled the scene.
Mandy Mitchell, Garland Mitchell and Derrell Dean Spellmeyer are being held in the Morgan County Jail on a bond of $1 million each.