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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


03/09/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Three Arrested in Dewey Child Death Investigation

Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have arrested three people in connection with the death of a Dewey toddler. February 2nd, the Dewey Police Department requested OSBI assist with the suspicious death of Emma Beth Warmberodt (d.o.b. 11-12-2010). EMTs were called to the child’s home at 321 N. Cherokee and determined the child was deceased. The medical examiner determined in a preliminary autopsy the girl was a victim of homicide.

This morning, agents arrested Marcus Mitchell (d.o.b. 5-21-1989) on a complaint of first degree murder of a child. Mitchell is the victim’s step father. Agents also arrested the child’s mother Ashley Mitchell (d.o.b. 7-1-1988) for child neglect and enabling child abuse. Marcus Mitchell’s mother Juanchellee Fitch (d.o.b. 10-15-63) was arrested for obstructing a police investigation and accessory after the fact of murder in the first degree in the death of a child. All three were arrested at the Bartlesville Police Department and have been booked into the Washington County Jail. Charges are pending.

Marcus Mitchell PhotoAshley Mitchell PhotoJuanchellee Fitch Photo