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September 12, 2012

From today's Democrat - Sheriff: Man arrested for making threats against missing woman

Live Oak — An O’Brien man was booked into the Suwannee County Jail Thursday for reportedly threatening Kamrie Mitchell and others the same day her family said they last heard from her, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.   


The SCSO has in custody Andrelo Larashard Witcher, 33, of 22601 CR 49, O’Brien, who is being questioned over the disappearance of Mitchell. He was booked into the jail on Thursday, Sept. 6 for the Aug. 25 burglary, armed trespass and assault at the residence of Mitchell’s father, Thomas J. Mitchell III, where Kamrie, 24, was said to be that night. Cameron said that Witcher is a friend of Kamrie’s.


Aug. 25 is also the last day Kamrie’s family reported seeing her but reported her missing on Sept. 2. Cameron previously reported that Kamrie had been known by family to disappear from time to time if she was upset, but that she always called her family to check in on her small daughter.


The report by the SCSO states that on Aug. 25 around 10:22 p.m., Witcher reportedly entered the 196th Terrace home. Victims in the home told deputies that Witcher had a firearm and made threats towards them verbally while inside the home and that they were fearful of him. 


No injuries were reported during the incident.

Search continues


The search for Kamrie continues. Her white four-door 1992 Pontiac Grand Am was found submerged in floodwaters on 184th Street, about halfway between Wellborn and the Ranchette’s area in eastern Suwannee County, near the Columbia County line Wednesday, Sept. 5. Part of the road is still submerged in water that came from Tropical Storm Debby in late June.


Cameron said search teams have canvassed the area on foot, horseback and by sky in an attempt to locate Kamrie. He said the search continues and includes interviews with friends and family.


“We got investigators out,” said Cameron. “I don’t really think she’s out here where we’ve been searching. She could be in the hospital, she could be with friends. We just don’t know at this time.”


He said that Kamrie has many friends in this part of the state and investigators are talking to each one that they learn of. He said when they talk to one, they get names of other friends that they can talk with.


“We will just keep checking until we find something out,” said Cameron. 


Cameron said that through their interviews they are learning a lot of who Kamrie Mitchell is personally.


The family of Kamrie said that they are happy that the news and photo of their missing loved one is circulating in the media and through social media and wants to thank those that are helping.


“We’re hoping to find someone who knows something,” said Talesha Longstaff, cousin of Kamrie Mitchell and one of the family spokespersons.


Longstaff put together a missing poster with information on Kamrie Mitchell with three photos.


Longstaff said the family wants to thank all those that have searched and are continuing to search for Kamrie.


Cameron said Mitchell is 5 feet 3 inches and 130 pounds. She has dyed brown hair and blues eyes. Mitchell has “Kamrie” tattooed on her left foot, “Grams” and a butterfly on her wrist and “Layla” with a footprint and a birthdate on her right side. 


Please report any information regarding Mitchell to SCSO at 386-362-2222 and refer to case number 12-37472.

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