Police: Employee traps stabbing suspect inside Wichita convenience store

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Wichita police arrested a 26-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a convenience store clerk and caused damage to the business after being trapped inside.

Officers were called at around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to the report of a stabbing at the Circle K at Seneca and McLean. They arrived to find the 24-year-old victim outside the business holding the door shut. Meanwhile, the suspect was inside damaging property, Officer Charley Davidson said. 

Investigators learned that the clerk was behind the counter when the suspect allegedly threw a fountain drink at the employee. A physical altercation ensued during which the clerk suffered minor stab wounds.

Police entered the Circle K and arrested the suspect without incident. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

The suspect, identified by jail records as Julio Cesar Conde, was booked for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, an aggravated weapons violation, criminal damage to property, battery of a law enforcement officer and a probation violation. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Conde is currently on Community Corrections for robbery and battery. He also has prior convictions that include burglary, theft, battery, drug possession, making a false writing, eluding law enforcement and criminal trespass. He spent time in prison off and on from November of 2015 until February of this year.

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