Wichita man accused in random attack faces federal escape charge

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 30-year-old man accused in a random attack on a Wichita woman last week will remain in custody pending trial. 

Wade Dunn on Monday was charged in federal court with aggravated escape from custody. A criminal complaint accuses him of escaping from the Mirror Residential Reentry Center. 

Prosecutors say he left the halfway house on Monday, September 23, and stabbed a woman multiple times hours later. 

Investigators say the 28-year-old victim was standing outside her vehicle at around noon when Dunn approached and attacked her. It happened in the 7400 block of East 17th Street. 

Police arrested Dunn in the 1000 block of South Main Street just after midnight Saturday. He has yet to make his first district court appearance on charges related to the attack. 

Dunn was sentenced in July of 2017 to 33 months in federal prison unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In July of this year, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons transferred him to the Mirror center in Wichita to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Dunn has prior state convictions that include criminal threat, burglary and theft. He was last released from state prison in June of 2017. 


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A man is behind bars and accused of attempted murder after a stabbing at a Wichita home.

A 28-year-old woman was found outside a home in the 7400 block of E 17th Street Monday, September 23. She was taken to a hospital with multiple stab wounds in serious condition.

Police held a news conference Saturday afternoon and said the woman is still hospitalized, but her condition is improving.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Wade A. Dunn from Wichita. He was found at a home in the 1000 block of S Main after midnight Saturday. He faces attempted first degree murder and weapon charges.

Police say tips from the public helped in the arrest, and investigators are still asking for help. If you know anything about this case, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at (316) 267-2111.