Apple Valley Murder Suspect Stopped in Utah, Extradition Sought

Apple Valley Murder Suspect Stopped in Utah, Extradition Sought

APPLE VALLEY – A transient man suspected of a stabbing death on January 30 will be extradited to California from Utah after investigators identified him as the one responsible.

Brandon Huff, 30, of Victorville, was found suffering from a stab wound to the neck at an apartment in the 18300 block of Taloga Road shortly before 10 p.m. on January 30. By the time Huff could be transported to Saint Mary Medical Center, he was pronounced dead.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail determined that it was a case of murder.

They identified Laurence Caureliola Mixon, 30, considered to be a transient, to be responsible. Mixon had fled the scene before deputies arrived.

On February 1 at 9 a.m., investigators Brian Chambers and Sgt. Jason Radeleff discovered that Mixon was in a car driving east on Interstate 70 near Richfield, Utah. By 9:40 a.m., after notifying Utah law enforcement, Mixon’s car was located on the interstate.

Mixon and two other occupants were in the car when Utah Highway Patrol stopped them on the interstate. San Bernardino County detectives spoke with Mixon and the others.

Following the conversation and additional investigation, Mixon was taken into custody by Utah law enforcement and booked into Sevier County Jail in Richfield on a murder warrant.

He appeared in Sevier County court on February 2 for a hearing that is related to his extradition back to San Bernardino County.

Apple Valley Murder Suspect Stopped in Utah, Extradition Sought was last modified: February 10th, 2016 by admin
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