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9/24/09

Patterson waives extradition, will return to Lubbock

By Ann Wyatt Little  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  Mickey Patterson waived extradition in Oregon and will return to Lubbock within the next ten days. NewsChannel 11 continues to follow a story we broke around four o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Patterson was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Peggy Merimon and Kay Harrelson. Oregon State Police arrested Patterson at a relative's home in Bend, Oregon, around noon pacific time Wednesday without incident.

NewsChannel 11 has learned that Mickey Patterson appeared before an Oregon judge shortly after he was arrested Wednesday and waived extradition. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office contracted with a jail transport company to bring Patterson back to Lubbock by way of a bus or van sometime within the next ten days.

A Lubbock Grand Jury delivered the indictments last Tuesday September 15th giving law enforcement the go ahead to arrest Patterson for the murders of Kay Harrelson and Peggy Merimon.    

Two investigators with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office traveled to Oregon to assist authorities with the arrest. NewsChannel 11 has learned that Patterson left Lubbock for Oregon about a year ago and was staying with a relative when authorities made the arrest.    

Chief Deputy Cody Scott with the Lubbock Sheriff's Office says multiple agencies have spent three years following leads after both women went missing in August of 2006 and to make an arrest is a huge step."It's literally a relief. To some point you have a ways to go before the end of the trial but it's good to know that you've got a guy you believe committed it and is where he belongs behind bars but he's innocent until proven guilty," says Chief Scott.

Harrelson's body was found 11 days after her disappearance southwest of Shallowater. Merimon is still missing.

Patterson remains in the Deschutes County Jail on a $10 million bond, $5 million for each charge and will stay there until a jail transport company brings him back to the Lubbock County Jail next week.

Chief Scott expects his investigators back in Lubbock Friday.

Once Patterson arrives in Lubbock he will appear before a judge to answer the charges of murder made against him in the indictments. NewsChannel left a message with Patterson's attorney and have not heard back yet.   

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9/23/09

Family member of Peggy Merimon speaks out after co-worker arrest

We have reaction from a family member after the news of Mickey Patterson's arrest. An arrest that they believe will put them one step closer to finding Peggy Merimon. NewsChannel 11's Katie Bauer has the story.

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