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Suspect Arrested in Friday Stabbing


By Lucky Kidd


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Attempted second degree murder charges are pending against a 41-year-old Hutchinson man in connection with a late Friday afternoon stabbing on the west edge of Hutchinson.

Hutchinson Police Captain Dayton Gates said officers were called just before 5 p.m. Friday to the 1300 block of North Arthur. On arrival a woman was found with life threatening injuries.

She was taken first to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and later to a Wichita hospital where at last word she was in serious but stable condition.

A suspect was identified, and Joseph Castorena was arrested at around 3 a.m. Saturday. In addition to the attempted murder charge Castorena was also arrested for sexual battery and on a parole violation.

He’s being held in the Reno County Jail on a just over $500,000 bond. Castorena is expected to make his initial court appearance Monday.

Hutchinson Police are continuing to investigate the stabbing. If you have information on the case, contact Sergeant Jones at 620-694-2822 or Crime Stoppers of Reno County at 800-222-TIPS or use the P3 Tips App. Reference Hutchinson Police case 2024-16705 with your tip.