DATE: Saturday, September 05, 2020
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody after Stabbing in Southeast Side Trailer Park
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-053
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson / Lt. Doug Daza
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
An Evansville man is in custody and facing charges of attempted murder after a stabbing in a southeast side trailer park.
On September 05, 2020 at approximately 2:23 PM deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2430 Wild Dunes Dr. The caller advised that a man had been stabbed multiple times by his stepson. Responding deputies located the victim as well as the suspect at the residence. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent’s hospital and the suspect was transported to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center.
During the ensuing investigation, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office determined that the suspect, Zakary Mullin, stabbed the victim multiple times in the torso during a dispute between his mother and the victim. Mullin’s mother is married to the victim. Mullin’s mother was picking up property from the victim, who was was estranged from. An argument ensued in the residence and then turned physical. Mullin, who was not initially inside, entered the residence, pulled a knife out and began stabbing the victim from behind. The victim was able to subdue Mullin despite being stabbed numerous times. Multiple witnesses were present including a twelve year-old child. One of the witnesses called 911. Mullin remained at the scene and was taken into custody without incident.
Mullin was interviewed by detectives with the Sheriff’s Office. He admitted to stabbing the victim multiple times. He could not explain why he stabbed the victim and admitted to overreacting. Mullin was arrested for Attempted Murder as a Level 1 felony and Domestic Battery as a Level 5 felony. He will be held without bond pending a court appearance. The victim is hospitalized with wounds described as life-threatening.
Zakary Mullin, 20, of Evansville. Attempted Murder as a Level 1 Felony, Domestic Battery as a Level 5 Felony
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