Reward offered for information on murder suspect

By: W. Curt Vincent -

TAR HEEL — A reward is being offered for information that leads directly to the arrest of a St. Pauls man who is wanted on first-degree murder charges.

Montise Arman Mitchell, 24, remains on the loose after law enforcement say he shot Darrell Dionte Council of Tar Heel on Nov. 8. According to a report by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Council was killed at about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Center and Twisted Hickory roads in Dublin.

The reward — which totals $6,000 — is being offered by Council’s family.

Council and his brother were in a late-model SUV and had pulled up to a stop sign when they were confronted by two men armed with handguns.

“Shots were fired into the the Council vehicle,” said Sheriff Jim McVicker. “Darrell Council, who was driving, attempted to get away from the shooters. (He) drove approximately 200 yards before losing control of the vehicle and driving into a ditch.”

Council’s brother, who was not injured, was able to get help.

Mitchell is 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a medium complexion and wears his hair in dreadlocks. He is known to have ties in Bladen, Robeson and Cumberland counties.

Anyone with information about Mitchell’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s’s Office by calling 911 or 910-862-6960 or 910-862-6753. All information is kept confidential.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.


W. Curt Vincent