[UPDATE April 24] A third person was arrested in connection to the stabbing in Medford Tuesday night. Deloy Espinosa was arrested during a traffic stop on Riverside Avenue around 6:30p.m. Medford police say they believe Espinosa could be the stabber. The victim remains in stable condition at Providence Medical Center.
[UPDATE 3:10 PM] Medford Police have just reported that officers have arrested another suspect in connection with this overnight stabbing. The suspect is a juvenile and therefore Police are not releasing a name or picture of the suspect. Medford Police said they are still searching for three, possibly even four, more suspects related to the case. We will have the latest details at 5 and 6 p.m.
MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford detectives are looking for more suspects who may be involved in an overnight stabbing that sent one person to the hospital.
It happened on the 200 block of Elm Street in Medford at about 10 o’clock Tuesday night.
Officers learned that the victim, who lives at the address on Elm Street,
was involved in a verbal dispute with some associates of a neighbor, who
the victim confronted for being loud. The victim came outside of his home
and was assaulted by several subjects. Immediately after the assault, the
victim realized he had been stabbed and was taken to the hospital by a
witness who was on scene.
Police said the 39-year-old victim was stabbed in the upper body and head area, and is recovering from surgery. Police confirmed that they had one suspect in custody.
Medford detectives continued their search for more suspects Wednesday morning. Medford Police contacted 18 year old Lucas Carstens, who was on foot in the area. Evidence linked him to the assault and he was interviewed. Detectives lodged Carstens for two counts of Assault. Police believe several other suspects are outstanding.
Police are asking anyone with information about this case to call (541)770-4783.