UPDATE: LSP drops charges on one of the suspects accused of murder

Michael Dewayne Mitchell Jr.
Michael Dewayne Mitchell Jr.(OPSO)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 1:02 PM CDT
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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Louisiana State Police has dropped charges on Cameron Powe after Michael Mitchell Jr. (pictured) admitted to the murder and said Powe had nothing to do with it.

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Two people are accused of committing murder during an armed robbery in Ouachita Parish. According to court documents, it happened on Brown Street in Richwood on July 29, 2020.

Louisiana State Police say they were notified of an alleged homicide around 5 p.m. that same day. LSP stopped a speeding car on La. Highway 17 in Franklin Parish.

The driver was identified as Michael Dewayne Mitchell Jr., 18. During the stop, police say they noticed the smell of marijuana. They say Mitchell admitted to smoking marijuana and a search of the vehicle was conducted.

It was then that police found the body of a man in the trunk. The victim was identified as Michael Robinson Jr., 23, of Monroe.

Police say Mitchell then confessed to taking part in an armed robbery which resulted in the victim's death.

Records state that he implicated another man, Cameron Powe, 19, saying the two of them robbed the victim in Richwood. Powe is accused of shooting the victim during the robbery, killing him.

According to police, Mitchell said they then loaded the body into the victim's vehicle and planned to leave the victim and the vehicle at a site in the Winnsboro area. Mitchell was stopped before he could get there.

Mitchell and Powe were each booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on a charge of second-degree murder.

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