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Police: Homicide Suspect in Custody After Manhunt

Man wanted on homicide charges in Pennsylvania, according to Prince William County Police.

Earl Patrick Mitchell, 20, 5'11", 150lbs, has a thin build with shoulder length dreads and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black & white shoes.
Earl Patrick Mitchell, 20, 5'11", 150lbs, has a thin build with shoulder length dreads and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black & white shoes.
A homicide suspect has been captured, ending an hours-long manhunt through a Manassas suburb, according to Prince William County Police.

Police spokesperson Officer Jonathan Perok updated the public just after 8 p.m. that Earl Patrick Mitchell, 20, was in custody. Mitchell is wanted on homicide charges in Pennsylvania.

The first notice at 3 p.m. put a community on alert after Mitchell abandoned his car during a Manassas Police pursuit in the area of Prince William Pkwy and Tattersall Dr. 

It was unclear to police whether he was armed. What followed was a manhunt on foot, with assistance from K-9s and helicopters. 

One Lake Jackson community was blocked off and homes were only accessible with a police escort.

Some students remained at nearby Bennett Elementary School until after 7 p.m. as they waited to be released to parents.
Terry lopez February 06, 2014 at 05:11 PM
I saw someone matching this description walking on Rixlieu Avenue about an hour ago. I called the police and was told it was too long ago to look in that area. Amazed the police were not interested enough to even take a look.
Natassia Grover February 06, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Why isn't there a photo of the suspect? Or description of race/ethnicity? Is this a white guy with dreadlocks? A black guy?
Greg Hambrick (Editor) February 06, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Natassia, We have the photo underneath the map of the area the car was abandoned. You can also find it here: https://www.facebook.com/pwcpd

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