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Celina police searching for domestic violence suspect

CELINA, Ohio. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Officers with the Celina Police Department are searching for a man they say brutally attacked his wife while working on a puzzle with his family.

Police responded to a report of domestic violence at a home in the 100 block of N. Enterprise St. during the early hours of January 18. When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Jessica Mullins badly beaten. They said an adult child was with her waiting for help.

Mitchell D. Mullins

Investigators say husband Mitchell Dale Mullins, 43, suddenly and without provocation brutally attacked his wife while the family was working on a puzzle. They say he attacked her with closed fists, holding her down to prevent her from leaving, and kicked her until she was unconscious.

Jessica Mullins was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and then transferred to another medical facility with serious head injuries.

According to police, Mitch Mullins is still at large and was last seen driving a white, 1995 GMC Suburban with Ohio license plates GLL4201. They say he purchased this vehicle on Jan. 16 of 2019 and that the plates do not belong to him.

Officers describe Mullins as being 5’05”, 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police not that he is also known to shave his head, which is covered in tattoos.

“Mullins is a dangerous man, known to act impulsively and violently towards anyone,” police say. “He has had weapons in the past, however, it is not known if he is currently armed. He has a lengthy criminal history of violence with a prison record.”

Police say if you see Mullins, do not approach him, do not attempt to apprehend him, and contact local law enforcement immediately.

Officers say he is currently on parole from prison and is wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority as a result of this incident.

Mullins faces charges for domestic violence, a felony of the third degree. The case is currently under review by the Mercer County Prosecutor, Matthew K. Fox for possible additional charges.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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