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Man Allegedly Held Down 12-Year-Old Boy While His Son, Also 12, Stabbed Him
Martinez Mitchell allegedly fled the scene of the crime without his son and remained on the run for two days.
A Washington man turned himself in to police Friday after allegedly holding down a 12-year-old boy while his own 12-year-old son stabbed him.
Police arrived at an apartment complex in Mill Creek, Washington, following reports of a stabbing around 11:22 p.m. last Wednesday, police said in a news release acquired by The Everett Herald, a local newspaper.
Martinez Mitchell, 43, allegedly ran up to the 12-year-old victim, grabbed him, punched him and held him down while his 12-year-old son beat the boy and stabbed him with a knife, the victim and witnesses told police.
Officers found the victim slashed in the bicep, wrist and finger. Mitchell’s son was nearby – but the 43-year-old had apparently fled, according to authorities.
The victim was taken to a medical center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries, while Mitchell’s son was booked on charges of first-degree assault at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center, the Herald reports.
Mitchell remained on the run for two days before turning himself in at the Mill Creek Police Department on Friday night. He was charged with first-degree assault of a child with a weapon and violating parole, according to online jail records.
This incident is allegedly part of an ongoing feud between the two boys. Investigators found raw eggs splattered on both boys’ apartments Wednesday night, and witnesses said the attack might have been sparked by damage done to a car, according to the Herald.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Mitchell remains held on a $250,000 bond. It's not clear whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.