Murder charges filed in Ft. Scott Double Homicide

Story Courtesy of KOAM News

Courts file murder charges against Dawson Mitchell in the double homicide of a Fort Scott couple.

The Bourbon County Prosecutor’s Office filed the charges on December 28, 2021. That’s according to court documents. Those charges include,

  • Murder in the 1st degree; Intentional and premeditated
  • Murder in the 1st degree; Intentional and premeditated
  • Criminal possession of weapon by felon; Convicted within 5 years
  • Theft of property/services; Firearm with value less than $25,000
  • Agg weapons violation by felon.
  • Theft of property or services; Value less than $1,500

Authorities believe that Dawson Michell killed his mother Melissa Mitchell and Leonard Zimmerman at their home on December 21, 2021.

After the crime, police started searching for Dawson as a person of interest. The next day, they found him and arrested him for theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful possession of controlled substances.