Two assaulted in knife attack

Victim transported by helicopter to Columbus, suspect on the run

Michael Hart - For the Daily Sentinel

Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

LANGSVILLE — Law enforcement officials are looking for a Meigs County man they believe was involved in a stabbing incident Sunday at a home on Hampton Hollow Road.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, a Langsville resident called 911 early Sunday after being stabbed at the Hampton Hollow Road residence. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical services from Meigs arrived on scene and reportedly found the victim with “stab wounds and severe lacerations about her face, arms and body.”

“The victim was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus due to the severity,” Wood said.

Deputies allegedly discovered blood on the exterior door of the Rutland Township residence, which was then secured as a crime scene and searched for additional victims.

Further blood evidence was present inside the residence, but the assault is not confirmed to have occurred at that location.

A witness statement given around 10:45 a.m. Sunday named Benjamin Mitchell as the alleged perpetrator.

While the investigation continues, Ben Mitchell now faces pending charges and is considered armed and dangerous.

Edward Mitchell gave a statement that the knife attack occurred in his residence as his son Ben Mitchell attacked him and a female victim. Edward Mitchell says he escaped the house and later returned to find his vehicle stolen.

Edward Mitchell’s whereabouts between the incident and 10:45 a.m. are known to law enforcement. Sheriff Wood described the stabbing victim’s injuries as “severe, but no longer life threatening.”

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Unit arrived to process the scene. The suspect remains at large as of press time.

Wood urges people with knowledge about the whereabouts of Ben Mitchell to immediately contact their local law enforcement agency or the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Ben Mitchell Mitchell
Victim transported by helicopter to Columbus, suspect on the run

Michael Hart

For the Daily Sentinel