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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lufkin, Texas, Man and Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Nacogdoches, Texas, Murders

WASHINGTON – A Lufkin, Texas, man and woman have been sentenced to federal prison for their part in a double homicide 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. 


Brent Stalsby, 30, was sentenced yesterday to life in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.  Stalsby pleaded guilty on Jan. 21, 2011, to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity.  Specifically, Stalsby admitted that he murdered David Mitchamore and Christy Rochelle Brown.  Terry Stalsby, 29, pleaded guilty on Jan. 21, 2011, to charges of serving as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Brown and was sentenced yesterday to 162 months in federal prison.


According to information presented in court, Carl 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 the state of 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 information presented in court, Mitchamore, aka “Super Dave,” an ABT member, and Brown, his girlfriend, 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 Carver, an ABT general.  The bodies of Mitchamore and Brown were discovered in Nacogdoches County on Aug. 10, 2007.   According to information presented in court, Terry Stalsby was present when the “direct order” issued by Carver was delivered to Charles Cameron Frazier; however, Brent Stalsby was the triggerman for both murders.  Terry Stalsby also actively participated in a plan to conceal the gang members’ roles in the murders after they took place. 


Carver pleaded guilty on Jan. 19, 2011, to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity and admitted that he had participated in Mitchamore’s murder.  Frazier pleaded guilty on Jan. 14, 2011, to his roles in the murders and is awaiting sentencing.


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 National Gang Intelligence Center; 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, Texas, and the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, in full cooperation with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office. 

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Updated September 15, 2014