Man goes on drug-fueled 'rampage' attack, MPD says

Man goes on drug-fueled 'rampage' attack, MPD says

MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - A 23-year-old Meridian went on a rampage style attack on numerous people, including children and a man in a wheelchair, authorities said Thursday.

Meridian Police says Sean Carnell's drug-fueled rampage started Wednesday morning when he punched a 15-year-old boy in the face multiple times at Tully Park and jacked the teen's skateboard.

Meridian PD says he later kicked a dog in the leg and ribs near 8th Street and Delmar and walked away. Soon after, officials say he attacked a construction worker with a shovel and hit him in the face and back - leaving the worker lying in a trench.

The rampage continued, MPD says.

After the construction worker attack, Carnell forced his way into an apartment and attacked a 36-year-old woman by strangling her. The woman's daughter and boyfriend confronted Carnell, officials say, where he then ran away.

The 23-year-old then approached a 45-year-old man in a wheelchair and said "he was coming with him" and started pushing him down the street.

The Nampa Fire Department said Thursday afternoon that one of Carnell's victims was a 16-year-veteran.

"At the time of the attack he was riding his bicycle on a bike trail in the City of Meridian," Nampa Fire said in a news release. "He is currently hospitalized in Boise, he has numerous and significant injuries from the random attack."

He tipped the man in a wheelchair over in the 1100 block of 8th Street and left. As officers were headed toward the apartment complex, a second call came into 911 from a group of construction workers who were following Carnell after they watched him break the windows out of a house on 8th Street.

Officers arrested Carnell without incident in the 700 block of W. Pine Street, seven minutes after the first 911 call. Officers believe Carnell was under the influence of illegal narcotics. Police anticipate more charges for Carnell and are asking the public for any help with information concerning Wednesday's events. Contact Detective Kevin Dixon at 888-6678. 

In total, Carnell faces six felony charges and five misdemeanors related to the alleged attack.