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Clatskanie Woman Stabs Husband

The Clatskanie Chief of Clatskanie, Oregon

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Suffering from stab wounds, James Mitchell, 43 of Clatskanie was hospitalized Monday morning, July 28, following an altercation with his wife Tracy Mitchell at a third party's residence on Co-op Road north of Clatskanie.

Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson confirmed that Mr. Mitchell was at the home with the consent of a resident who was present at the time of the assault, but not identified in reports.

Deputies responded to the home on a disturbance call, and learned that Ms. Mitchell had stabbed her husband. She was reportedly driving him to the hospital when deputies caught up with the vehicle. Medics then transport Mr. Mitchell to St. John Medical Center.

Ms. Mitchell is charged with Assault in the First Degree. Burglary First Degree and Menacing. Sheriff Dickerson said the menacing charge "can be construed as related to Mr. Mitchell and/or to the resident of the home."

He also explained, "Oregon's burglary statutes (ORS 164.215-225) describe the crime of burglary as a 'person [who] enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein.' While that crime is often theft, in this case, the crimes were assault and menacing."

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Original Publication Date: August 1, 2014

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