August 25, 2008
Jeffrey Michael Mitchell AKA ‘Draven The Vampire’ Tracked Down And Arrested On Child Sex Assault Charges
Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Jeffrey Michael Mitchell, a Florida man so consumed with being a vampire that he capped his teeth and renamed himself "Draven", has been arrested on allegations that sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
According to U.S. Marshals, the Jacksonville Sheriff's office contacted them with a request to help track down Mitchell who they say sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl May and then was believed to have fled the state of Florida.
Investigators say they were advised that Mitchell "always wore black clothing and he believed that he was actually a vampire," according to a US Marshals press release. Also according to the released statement, Mitchell allegedly capped his teeth and referred to himself as "Draven" in order to appear more like a vampire to others.
According to police, investigators learned that Mitchell was residing in Virginia Beach and contacted Norfolk, Virginia authorities who set up a surveillance of the apartment complex Mitchell was believed to have fled to. After confirming that he was in fact residing in the anticipated location, authorities moved in and arrested Mitchell without incident.
During Mitchell's arrest, Marshals also found two minor children inside his home. Local and federal law enforcement agencies are now investigating allegations of sexual molestation in Virginia in addition to the pending sex assault charges against him in Jacksonville, Florida.
"I would say he was surprised to see us," said Deputy US Marshal Sherri Annan. "We are definitely pleased to get him off the street.
Mitchell is being held at the Virginia Beach Jail without bail on 9 sex-related charges that include aggravated sexual battery, sodomy, and inanimate object penetration.
The case is considered ongoing and additional charges are still pending.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
This case marks precisely why we never quite grow tired of reporting stories like this. When you think you've really seen it all, it's just a matter of days (or sometimes hours) before you realize people are consistently striving for whole new levels of perversion, weirdness and outright stupidity.
We're confident that Mitchell's soon to be cell mates in the state pen will find humor in his little vampire fantasy and put it to good use in ways only they know how.
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