Jason Darnell Wandick, Mikal Hasun Jones and Bill Melendez
One of two Family Dollar employee murder suspects charged for Melendez' homicide, while second known suspect sought by police.
By H. Nelson Goodson
September 24, 2013
Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Mikal Hasun Jones, 29, was charged with two felony counts, one for felony murder, second for armed robbery with use of force and one misdemeanor count for attempted financial card fraudulent use and transaction. Jones remains on hold with a $10,000 cash bail.
Jones was taken into custody on September 14 in connection with the August 6 homicide of Bill Melendez, 44, a father of five children.
Jones confessed to police that his cousin, Jason Darnell Wandick, 26, told him that he accidentally fired his weapon killing Melendez. Jones says, he was just the get away driver in the Southside Family Dollar robbery and fatal shooting of an employee.
Wandick walked into the Family Dollar store just before 3:30 p.m. at the 4300 block of W. Oklahoma Ave. and robbed it, but after taking $100, he fatally shot Melendez once in the head. Wandick then fled the scene.
Wandick was caught by video surveillance cameras when he robbed the Family Dollar store.
Wandick will be officially charged later this week and currently is wanted for the Melendez murder, according to police.
Family Dollar had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. No information was released by Family Dollar, if anyone will receive the reward.