Auburn Man Has Ax Plunged Into His Head
Police arrest niece
January 19, 2018
Chronicle news & opinion
(AUBURN, WA.) -- If this isn't a strange kettle of fish we don't know what is.
The scene: a mobile home park in Auburn, the Tall Cedars Mobile Home Park to be exact.
Date and time: January 9 about 9:41 pm. That's when police were called.
The incident: man with axe planted in his skull allegedly by a relative.
Police say a man had an axe plunged into his skull by a niece on that Tuesday Jan. 9th. He was rushed (bleeding profusely) to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries but lucky for him, he is expected to survive.
SeattlePI.com says the man who was axe-smacked, and his wife, were visiting their 33-year old niece, identified as Daniell Meckle in Meckle's mobile home in that park and for reasons unknown the aunt and Meckle get into an argument, according to witnesses.
Meckle then allegedly goes and gets an axe, swings first at the aunt - who stepped backward to avoid getting hit - then Meckle allegedly turned to her uncle who was sitting on a couch, swung that bad boy downward and planted it in the uncle's skull.
The aunt says she heard a "crack" when the axe made contact with her husband's head and then her niece "used both hands to remove the axe," according to the newspaper report.
Both hands. That axe, it would appear, seems to have been firmly planted.
Niece leaves the area, according to witnesses. Police later catch up with her and arrest her. Meckle is charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
Investigators find and dig up the axe (wrapped in a plastic garbage bag) that had been buried in the dirt by a neighbor evidently in order to render friendly, neighborly aid to the niece (who was now in a very bad legal situation) via hiding it.
When the cops dug it up, they said it smelled of laundry detergent and appeared to have been washed to destroy evidence.
More on the caper here .
And so it goes.