Man Arrested After October Accident

Written by on December 30, 2011 in News

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Madison man after a fatal accident in October.  Charles Mitchell, 37, was arrested and charged with Homicide by Vehicle.  This is following the October 22nd on Highway 61 just south of Wever, where Mitchell lost control of his vehicle.  It rolled several times before coming to rest in a ditch.  24 year old Lathan Puga of Florida was ejected from the vehicle and trapped underneath.  Puga died at the scene from his injuries.  Mitchell is being held at the Lee County Jail and is held on a $10,000 bond.  The class B felony is punishable by 25 years in prison.

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