Woman accused of assault with knife


Okanogan County and Brewster law enforcement officers assisted Grand Coulee police in locating an Electric City woman wanted for stabbing her boyfriend with a knife May 18.

Arrested on assault in the first degree, domestic violence, and providing false information to a police officer, was Mercedes A. O’Dell, 22, of 138 Miller Ave., in Electric City.

Police say she tabbed Jacob M. Jackson, 24, who gave his address as Omak.

Officers had originally answered a call that a suicidal person was at the Miller Avenue address. When police arrived the officer saw a man being placed into an ambulance to be taken to Coulee Medical Center.

When interviews of nearby parties didn’t disclose what had happened police went to the hospital emergency room to interview the injured party and found O’Dell there.

She said her boyfriend had been stabbed while he was outside the apartment arguing with some people about a marijuana buy.

She told officers that she wasn’t going to say anything else until she talked with “Jacob.”

Later she told officers that a “member of Jacob’s family stabbed him.”

Jackson suffered a partially severed tendon and a radial artery laceration and could “lose the use of his fingers” if the injury wasn’t treated correctly.

At the scene of the stabbing, police took pictures of two pools of blood and vomit which reeked of alcohol.

A witness told police that O’Dell had said that Jackson was intoxicated and pushed her when she accidentally struck him in the wrist with a kitchen knife.

When police returned to the hospital to arrest O’Dell they were told she had left through the front door and was going to Brewster.

An anonymous caller advised police that O’Dell was at Two Rivers Hospital in Brewster with Jackson. That’s when police asked for the assistance of Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Brewster Police in holding O’Dell for them.

After a transfer of the accused, O’Dell was taken to Grant County Jail.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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