Warren Capel is now charged with the murder of Jamil Rout.

CHARLOTTE, NC — More than seven months after a Charlotte man died in a violent crash on I-485, police say the suspect charged with killing him is already in jail for unrelated charges.

In February 2022, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced that 36-year-old Jamil Rout had died despite rescue efforts by first responders on the I-485 north interloop near Mount Holly Road. Officers said they responded to a call for injury service near Marita Drive and the interloop and found Rout’s car had veered off the pavement and was on fire. Investigators determined that the initial incident occurred along Marita Drive.

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In a Sept. 16 update, the CMPD said it served a warrant on Warren Capel, 33, charging him with Rout’s murder. Capel was served at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury.

A review of Capel’s North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) file by WCNC Charlotte shows he was convicted of second-degree murder in Richmond County in 2007, as well as robbery with a weapon. dangerous. He was released in 2017 after serving around 10 years in prison and being granted parole, which was due to end in February 2022.

His record also shows a conviction for possession of a Schedule I drug with intent to sell at a Wake County correctional facility in 2018, which had his post-release parole revoked in July 2022 and the would have originally seen released again in January 2023.

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NCDPS records show Capel racked up a total of 41 offenses during his time in prison, including sexual acts, possession of substances, possession of an unauthorized electronic device, disobeying orders, and assaulting a female. another person with a weapon.

Capel was first admitted to Granville Correctional Institution in Butner, but was transferred to Piedmont Correctional on August 8, 2022. At the time of writing, NCDPS records indicate his expected release date is January 1, 2023.

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WCNC Charlotte chooses to show Capel’s photo due to the seriousness of the charge he faces and the time that has passed since Rout’s death.

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