He had been on the run since March 25, when he allegedly shot and killed Cortez Lamont Miller and Michael Canthrell Johnson in front of 100 people at a Benton Harbor, Mich., house party. Benton Harbor is about 186 miles west of Detroit.
“As both victims were lying on the ground injured, Mims allegedly shot Miller in the back of the head and Johnson in the face, and then walked away,” the FBI said in a press release.
Michigan authorities took out warrants two days after the double homicide, charging Mims with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder, two felony weapons counts and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
A federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was obtained May 2. And the FBI added Mims to its Top Ten Most Wanted List at the end of June. The agency also offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
“Mr. Mims’ arrogance in believing he can execute two individuals while a crowd looks on because of the fear the community has for him makes him extremely dangerous,” Berrien County, Mich., prosecutor Michael J. Sepic said when the FBI announced the reward.
From the beginning, officials suspected Mims might be in Georgia, one of six states where he has family and other personal ties.
Details about his capture were not released.
“We can only hope this arrest brings some level of closure to Cortez and Michael's families," FBI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Slater said Wednesday in a statement.