UPDATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2013
Dodge City Police have made an arrest in connection to a weekend stabbing.
Jerry Dean Allen, 49, of Dodge City and 41-year-old Paul Clingham, also of Dodge City have been arrested on charges of Attempted second degree murder and aggravated robbery. Clingham is also facing a charge of disorderly conduct.
Police discovered the stabbing after being called to the hospital around 7 p.m. Friday. The 27-year-old victim had arrived there by private vehicle.
Clingham was arrested in Madera County, California. Ford County authorities had received a tip that he had been hiding at a residence there. Madera County deputies conducted surveillance on the home and attempted to stop a vehicle seen leaving the area.
A short chase ensued and Clingham was taken into custody. He is awaiting at the Madera County Sheriff Department Detention Center.
Dodge City police are investigating a pair of weekend stabbings.
The first was reported around 7 p.m. Friday when a 27-year-old man showed up at the hospital with multiple stab wounds. The stabbing happened in the 100 block of Market. Police are still investigating and there's no word on any arrest.
Anyone who may have information on this stabbing is urged to call Dodge City Police at 620-225-8128. Residents can also call Crime Stoppers at 620-227-STOP or toll free at 877-424-4414.
The second incident happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday, when police were again called to the hospital on the report of a stabbing. A 20-year-old man was being treated for a stab wound to his leg.
Police learned the stabbing happened at the man's home in the 900 block of Avenue G. Police took a 21-year-old Dodge City resident into custody for aggravated battery. The suspect's name has not been release pending formal charges.