Omaha police said Friday they have arrested three men – including a Northwest High student and football player – in connection with two separate homicides.
The Metro Fugitive Task Force arrested Mitchell Wynne, 18, in the July 14 shooting death of Darnell P. Haynes, 29, in a parking lot near 60th Street and Ames Avenue.
Wynne, a senior, was arrested Friday afternoon at a residence. He was charged with first-degree murder. He was a football player for Northwest.
Capt. Kerry Neumann, who heads the department's criminal investigation bureau, said Wynne and Haynes were acquaintances.
Just before 3 p.m. Friday, the task force arrested a man police say is responsible for killing an Omaha man and dumping his body in Washington County.
John R. Moniz, 35, was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Delbert J. Freemont Jr., 52, whose body was found, covered by snow, in a deep wooded ravine Dec. 9.
Neumann said investigators determined that Freemont was killed in Omaha. Homicide detectives and Washington County investigators worked together on the case, he said.
Also arrested in connection with Freemont's death is Mark Walker, 44, who was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with being an accessory to a felony.
Neumann said information from the public as well as witness accounts helped investigators make all three arrests. He praised the work of the fugitive task force, made up of several local and federal agencies.
"They are top notch," Neumann said.
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Correction: Mark Walker's name and age were incorrect in a previous version of this story.