Suspects Captured in Flint Family Dollar Store Homicide, Two Others Charged
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced Friday that two suspects sought by police for the murder of a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint were captured and in police custody. He said two other people have been charged with helping them in evading capture.
Ramonyea Travon Bishop, 23, and his stepfather, Larry Edward Teague, 44, are now in custody and were charged on Monday, May 4, 2020 in the shooting death of Calvin Munerlyn, 43, at the Family Dollar store located at 877 E. Fifth Avenue in the City of Flint. Both had been at large and were being sought by law enforcement for the past week. Bishop was captured Friday afternoon in Bay City and was being held in custody at the Genesee County Jail. Teague was captured Thursday by a fugitive team in Houston, TX, and was being extradited back to Michigan to face charges.
Bishop faces three felonies including first degree premeditated murder, felony firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon. Larry Teague is charged with first degree premeditated murder, two counts of felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and violation of the Governor’s Executive Order concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, May 5, Bishop’s mother and Teague’s wife, Sharmel Teague, was arraigned in 67th District Court on charges of first degree premeditated murder and felony firearm in connection to the homicide and has a court appearance scheduled for May 14. She remains in custody at the Genesee County jail with no bond.
Friday morning, Leyton charged two other City of Flint residents with assisting Larry Teague in his efforts to evade capture. Laura Mitchell (d.o.b. 5/31/75) and Terrance Findley (d.o.b. 5/14/76) are charged with obstruction of justice, a 5-year felony; lying to police during the investigation of a violent crime, a 4-year felony; harboring felons, a 4-year felony; and accessory after the fact to a felony, a 5-year felony. Mitchell and Findley were to be arraigned in 67th District Court.
Thursday, May 7, Leyton charged Brya Shatonia Bishop, 24 (d.o.b. 05/09/1995), with three felonies related to her actions following Munerlyn’s murder. She was arraigned Fridat morning on three felonies including tampering with evidence, a 10-year felony; lying to police during the investigation of a violent crime, a 4-year felony; and accessory after the fact to a felony, a 5-year felony. She remained in custody at the Genesee County jail.
“Recent events in this investigation are a result of the professionalism, determination, and cooperation of many individuals in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level, from Michigan to Texas, and together we are pursuing justice for our community and for Calvin Munerlyn and his surviving family,” said Leyton. “While we have had many successes in the past couple of days in the investigation of this case, we have truly just begun and we will not let up until justice under the law has been served,” Leyton said.