Atmore man jailed for murder

Mitchell accused of killing Starks with AR-15 rifle; bullet passes through victim and into an unoccupied vehicle

An Atmore man being held without bond on murder charges was scheduled to appear before Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale at 2 p.m. Wednesday to see if the 44-year old man should remain in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton with no bond or be granted a bond.

Eric Depaul Mitchell, 50 Goldenrod Lane, was arrested by Atmore police May 29 and charged with felony murder, discharging a gun into an unoccupied building/vehicle and discharging a firearm within the city limits of Atmore.

According to reports released by the Atmore Police Department, officers were dispatched about 2:1...