VAN WERT — Police still have not released any further information about the stabbing incident early Wednesday morning in a downtown Van Wert alley. Isaac Mech, 22, Van Wert, was stabbed in the neck although neither the motive nor the weapon have been identified. He was taken by ambulance to Van Wert Hospital and then transferred via helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where he was listed in critical condition.
Van Wert Police were called at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday through a call to 911 from Caleb Mech, 26, Van Wert, reporting that his brother had been stabbed in an alley behind CJ Sidepockets. That alley is located to the north of the 100 block of W. Main St. in Van Wert.
After Isaac Mech was taken to the hospital, Van Wert Police detectives questioned Caleb about the incident, and Caleb confessed to the attack. Both Caleb and Isaac list the same Gordon St. address as their home.
Caleb S. Mech has been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The maximum penalty if found guilty of felonious assault is eight years in prison.
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