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Clatskanie woman arrested on burglary, assault and menacing charges

Tracy Mitchell was arrested on July 28 after a domestic disturbance in the Clatskanie area.
Photo courtesy of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office (Used with permission).

A domestic disturbance in the Clatskanie area sent a man to the hospital and landed a female area resident in the Columbia County Jail on charges of assault in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and menacing.
The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. on July 28, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Dickerson said that deputies responded to Coop Road in the Clatskanie area to investigate a disturbance call. There, they learned that 40-year-old Tracy Mitchell had stabbed her husband and was reportedly driving him to the hospital when sheriff’s deputies caught up with the vehicle.
Dickerson said that while it was a high-risk traffic stop because both the suspect and victim were in the vehicle, police were able to stop the vehicle without incident. Medical personnel were summoned and transported the victim, a 43-year-old Clatskanie man, to PeaceHealth St. John Hospital in Longview, Wash., for treatment of multiple stab wounds. Dickerson said that the victim was in surgery as of 10:59 a.m., but his condition is unknown.
A press release issued this morning said that the incident took place at a residence in the 18000 block of Coop Road, at the residence of a third party who has not been identified.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing this investigation and new information will be reported as it becomes available.
It is the policy of the Columbia County Buzz Examiner not to identify the victims of crimes unless they have been identified by multiple media outlets or they have spoken directly with the reporter.

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