May 30, 2012 | LXXII, No. 9

Man arrested in assault

Police arrested a Coulee Dam man last week after a knifing incident at his home.

Donald Wilson, of 611 Holly Street, was arrested Thursday for first-degree assault, resisting arrest and intimidating a public servant.

Wilson is accused of stabbing Dion Socula in the chest and wrist after an argument in Wilson’s home.

Police were called by a neighbor after Socula stumbled onto the neighbor’s property and collapsed.

The police were told that a person visiting the neighbor had taken Socula to the hospital. When officers arrived there, Socula was being rushed to the emergency room.

A witness to the stabbing, Jeffery Muellner, told police that Wilson and Socula got into a heated argument and Socula hit Wilson in the head with his elbow.

Muellner said Wilson left his wheelchair and went into the kitchen and came out with a large black knife.

Arguing continued and Socula hurled himself on Wilson who stabbed him, according to Muellner.

Muellner said he took the knife and secured it in the bedroom, and it was taken by an officer as evidence in the case.

Police report that when they confronted Wilson in his residence, he fought and tried to intimidate officers until they were finally able to handcuff him. He was taken to Okanogan County Jail.

Police noted that Socula had two large lacerations on his wrist and a puncture wound in his chest.

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