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Suspect in stabbing at Heatherwood Apartments turns himself into Mill Creek Police

Martinez D. Mitchell, the father of the 12-year-old stabbing suspect, turned himself into the Mill Creek Police Department on Friday night, June 12, 2020, and was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Assault of a Child 1st Degree.
Suspect  Martinez D. Mitchell is a 43-year-old African-American male, 6’0” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Police.

June 13, 2020, update.

Martinez D. Mitchell, the father of the 12-year-old stabbing suspect, turned himself into the Mill Creek Police Department on Friday night, June 12, 2020, and was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Assault of a Child 1st Degree.

Original June 11, 2020, article.

At 11:22 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Mill Creek Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at the Heatherwood Apartments located in the 13500 block of North Creek Drive.

A 12-year-old male victim was stabbed in the bicep, wrist, and finger by another 12-year-old male. The victim's injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he is being treated for his injuries at Harborview Medical Center.

According to the victim and witnesses, the father of the 12-year-old stabbing suspect ran up to the victim, grabbed him, and began punching the victim. The stabbing suspect then began punching and stabbing the victim while the father held the victim down.

The 12-year-old suspect was located in his apartment, arrested for Assault 1st Degree, and booked into the Denny Youth Center. A knife believed to have been used during the stabbing was recovered in the apartment. The stabbing suspect’s father fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival. The motive for the attack is under investigation.

The Mill Creek Police Department is looking for the stabbing suspect’s father,  Martinez D. Mitchell, a 43-year-old African-American male, 6’0” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos including tattoos on his upper chest and the left side of his neck and was last seen wearing a black hoodie.

Mitchell's current location is unknown, but he is known to frequent the Tulalip/Marysville and Tukwila areas. There are no known associated vehicles.

Mitchell has a long criminal history and should be considered dangerous.

If anyone knows the location of Martinez Mitchell they are asked to call 911.

If anyone has additional information about this case, they are asked to call Detective Sergeant Stan White at 425-921-5762 or send an email to investigations@cityofmillcreek.com.

Editor's note: This article was updated to correct the adult suspect's name. He is Martinez D. Mitchell, not Mitchell D. Martinez.

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