Mitchell charged with murder in Huber Heights

Melissa Nilson

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The man police said was seen leaving the scene of a homicide Friday night is now charged with murder.

Ryan Mitchell, 29, is charged with murder, felonious assault on a police officer, felonious assault, grand theft of a motor vehicle and burglary among others.

A Montgomery County District Court judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Mitchell on charges of theft of vehicle and hit and skip Monday before the murder charges came.

WDTN Photo/Alexa Ashwell
WDTN Photo/Alexa Ashwell

Melissa Nilson, 26, was found dead in the yard of a home at 4081 Cree Ave. Friday evening.

Police say Mitchell was seen speeding away from the scene and was later taken into custody at a nearby bar.

Mitchell is currently in the Montgomery County Jail.

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