In late June 2018, Antwan Tamon Mims was added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. A Michigan gang member wanted for the March 25, 2018 murders of two people, Mims was already on the authorities’ radar before being added to the list. The reward for information leading to his arrest was raised from “up to $100,000” to $100,000 outright. Clearly, they got the info they needed, because he was located and arrested in early August 2018. Keep reading our Antwan Tamon Mims wiki to learn more about him following his capture.
Antwan Tamon Mims’ Bio
Being so recent an addition to the Most Wanted list, there isn’t a lot known about Antwan Tamon Mims compared to other fugitives the FBI has searched for. What knowledge has been made public, however, is that Mims was born in Michigan. Although the FBI is unsure of his actual age, they have him born anytime between 1959 and 1980.
|About Antwan Tamon Mims|
|Known As||Antwan T. Timone, Ricky Moore, Holden Harris, "Tank"|
|Height||5'8" to 5'11"|
Prior to his arrest, his physical appearance when last seen had him at over five feet tall with black hair and brown eyes. A black man, his right hand, upper right arm, right forearm, left forearm, and left hand all sport tattoos. He has also gone by many aliases.
Most notable about Mims is his gang history, being a member of a group known as the Gangster Disciples. Formed in the late 1960s and based in Chicago, the group is mainly involved in the drug trade.
Mims had felony convictions for prior crimes including drug possession and assault with a deadly weapon.
Antwan Tamon Mims’ Alleged Crime
On March 25, 2018, Cortez Lamont Miller and Michael Canthrell Johnson were attending a house party, chatting on the front lawn. According to investigators, they were then approached by Mims, who, despite the estimated 100 witnesses, allegedly shot the two men in front of everyone.
While Miller and Johnson lay on the ground, injured but alive, Mims apparently finished them off, allegedly shooting Miller in the back of the head and Johnson in the front, right in the face. The gang member then walked—not ran, not drove, walked—away from the crime scene.
Authorities believe that Miller and Johnson were involved in a drug deal with members of the Gangster Disciples, and that the deal had somehow gone wrong, making this a revenge killing.
Mims was known in the area, and those in the community knew to keep their distance from him for their own safety. This is believed to be why he could so casually kill two men in front of so many witnesses—because they would be too scared to talk to the police out of fear of being next.
This lack of popularity, as well as being a career criminal, may be why Mims appears to have no social media presence despite being a recent addition to the Most Wanted list; you don’t post about what you’ve been doing on Facebook and Twitter when the majority of it is illegal.
Where Did Antwan Tamon Mims Go?
The state of Michigan issued a warrant for Antwan Tamon Mims on March 27, 2018, two days after his brazen public killings. The charges of the initial warrant were a double count of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of weapons felony firearms, and a single count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Mims was “upgraded” to a federal arrest warrant on May 2, 2018, with the charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
As the newest charge implied, the FBI and other authorities had trouble locating where Mims had gone since the murders. For some time there were no solid leads, only knowledge that Mims had personal connections, including family, in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Illinois.
Miller’s father, Brian, publicly pleaded for anyone with information about the shootings to come forward. “It don’t make you a snitch trying to help solve something that needs to be solved,” he said during a June 27, 2018 press conference.
Antwan Tamon Mims’ Capture
In the afternoon of July 31, 2018, Antwan Tamon Mims was arrested at a residence located in College Park, Georgia. He did not resist arrest and nobody was harmed in the confrontation.
The FBI attributed the successful location and arrest of Mims to strong coordination between themselves and both state and local authorities. The murder investigation that led to his arrest was led by the Michigan State Police Major Crimes Unit and Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, while the FBI Benton Harbor Safe Streets Task Force was in charge of the unlawful flight charge.
Mims is the 486th person of the 519 placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list over the years to be caught. Of those criminals on the list apprehended in Georgia, he is the ninth.
Authorities also wished to remind people that while he was sought in the investigation, he remains innocent until proven guilty in court.
“When a wanted felon like Mims is placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted List, his world becomes smaller as that bright spotlight is shined upon him,” said Timothy R. Slater, an FBI Detroit Special Agent in Charge. “We can only hope this arrest brings some level of closure to Cortez and Michael’s families.”