WASHINGTON –A Lufkin, Texas, man was sentenced today to life in prison for his role in a double homicide that took place in Nacogdoches, Texas, in August 2007, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas.
Carl Carver, 44, pleaded guilty on Jan. 19, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone in Beaumont, Texas, to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity. Specifically, Carver admitted that he had participated in the murder of David Mitchamore.
According to information presented in court, Carver was a general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a race-based, state-wide organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States. The ABT enforces its rules and promotes discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise. Members, and oftentimes associates, are required to follow the orders of higher ranking members, often referred to as “direct orders.”
According to court documents, David Mitchamore, aka “Super Dave,” an ABT member, and his girlfriend, Christie Rochelle Brown, were murdered by Brent Stalsby as a result of a “direct order” issued by Carver because of Mitchamore’s failure to repay an outstanding debt he allegedly owed to an Aryan Brotherhood general. The bodies of Mitchamore and Brown were discovered in Nacogdoches County on Aug. 10, 2007. Terry Stalsby was present when the “direct order” issued by Carver was delivered to Frazier. On May 25, 2011, Brent Stalsby was sentenced to life in federal prison and Terry Stalsby was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. On June 22, 2011, Frazier was sentenced to life in prison.
This case is being investigated by the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (Gang-TECC); the Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Department; the Nacogdoches Police Department; the Angelina County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department; the Texas Department of Public Safety; and the Texas Rangers. The case is being prosecuted by the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Lufkin and the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, in full cooperation with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office.