Man Arrested In Deadly East Wichita Stabbing

By: Paul Meister Email
By: Paul Meister Email

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UPDATE: Monday, April 2, 2012

A convicted felon has been arrested in connection to a deadly weekend stabbing.

Jail records indicate 63-year-old Bill Tucker is being held at the Sedgwick County Detention Center for second-degree murder. He was arrested early Saturday after authorities found 45-year-old Tyree Colbert dead inside a home in the 200 block of N. Ash St.

Investigators said Colbert died from a stab wound to his chest.

According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, Tucker has served time for unlawful possession of a firearm, involuntary manslaughter and first-degree murder involving a homicide in 1981.

Tucker was paroled in May of 2004, and discharged in April of 2006.

The case will be turned over to the district attorney's office for formal charges.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to an assault call in the 200 block of North Ash Street in Wichita. Police arrived on the scene and found a deceased man in the residence.

Wichita Police Capt. Hassan Ramzah says they have one suspect in custody for questioning and are interviewing a couple of witnesses.

“The male that has been taken into custody regarding this incident is in his 60s. We do not believe he has suffered any injuries,” says Ramzah.

Ramzah also says the cause of death is still under investigation, but they do know the victim suffered some kind of trauma, which has led them to call the death a homicide.

The victim suffered a stab wound to the chest and trauma to his head.

“We do not know right now the relationship between the male victim and the suspect at this point in time. That part of the investigation is ongoing at this time,” says Ramzah.

No names have been released.

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