Suspect in brutal beating of his wife caught in Allen County

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CELINA, Ohio (WDTN) –- A man accused of brutally beating his wife in Celina is behind bars after two months on the run.

Celina Police had been looking for Mitchell Dale Mullins since January 18th.

That’s when police say Mullins attacked his wife at their home on N. Enterprise Street.

Police say Mullins’ wife was working on a puzzle when Mullins assaulted her with his closed fists. He later kicked her until she was unconscious.

When polie arrived, Mullins had run away. His wife was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries.

According to police, Mullins has a lengthy criminal history of violence with a prison record.  He was on parole from prison at the time of the incident.

On Monday, March 18, Celina Police and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office found a van belonging to Mullins wife.

Mullin fled from the van near Southworth Road in Allen County. Authoriities from several jurisdictions worked to locate Mullins, using a K-9 team.

Authorities found Mullins hiding in a brush pile near Southworth Road.

Charges have been filed against Mullins for domestic violence. The case is currently under review by the Mercer County Prosecutor, Matthew K. Fox for possible additional charges.

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