Father helps preteen son in stabbing of 12-year-old at Heatherwood Apartments
The father was arrested on June 12 after turning himself in to Mill Creek police
Last updated 6/19/2020 at 9:44am
Update 06/13/20 at 12:09 p.m. – The suspect's father, Martinez D. Mitchell, who is accused of holding the 12-year-old victim while his son stabbed him, was arrested after turning himself in to Mill Creek police June 12. He was charged with assault of a child in the first degree and was booked into Snohomish County Jail.
A 12-year-old boy allegedly stabbed another 12-year-old boy while the suspect's father held the victim down and punched him at the Heatherwood Apartments on Wednesday, June 10, according to a Mill Creek Police Department news release. Officers are looking for the suspect's father, Martinez D. Mitchell who fled the scene.
The stabbing happened at about 11:22 p.m. at the Heatherwood Apartments in the 13500 block of North Creek Drive, according to police. The 12-year-old victim was stabbed in the upper arm, wrist, and finger, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Mitchell, the stabbing suspect's father, "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 release said.
The 12-year-old suspect was found in his apartment and arrested for first-degree assault and booked into Denny Youth Center in Everett. The knife he is believed to have used during the stabbing was also found in the apartment.
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 [email protected].