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Mobile police make arrest in cold case dating back to 1999

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A more than two-decades old cold case has been closed in Alabama with the arrest of a 42-year-old man. 

Mobile Police said officers arrested Jamelle Thomas, of Mobile, on Thursday on a charge of murder for the December 1999 death of 24-year-old Marcel Chandler, who was found shot to death inside his crashed car. Police did not release details of what led them to Thomas as a suspect.

Thomas is being held on $250,000 bond. Arraignment is set for Tuesday. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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