Stabbing south of Ark City

A deputy was dispatched at 6:17 a.m. Friday for a physical disturbance south of Arkansas City, according to a sheriff’s report.

During the altercation, one person allegedly stabbed another.

Jacob Stevens, 26, of Ark City, was arrested for aggravated battery at a residence in the 31000 block of 51st Road. The victim, Josiah Mills, 27, of Winfield initially drove himself to South Central Kansas Medical Center with a stab wound and was later transferred by Ark City EMS to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment, Cowley Sheriff Dave Falletti said.

Stevens’ bond was set at $10,000 and he remained in custody at the Cowley County Jail as of Monday afternoon.


Accidental shooting

A sheriff’s report confirms a victim was transported to a Wichita hospital after an accidental shooting.

The shooting was reported at 4:42 p.m. Friday in the 16000 block of U.S. 160 Highway while the injured person was being transported by private vehicle to Winfield hospital, according to the report and radio records.

Deputies met with a third party at William Newton Hospital, while the injured person was taken to Wesley Medical Center by Winfield EMS, directly from U.S. 160 Highway, according to radio records.

Deputies investigated the scene, a residence in the 200 block of Locust Street of Atlanta, revealing that an individual accidentally shot themselves when they were cleaning a firearm, Falletti confirmed.

No personal information is released for accidental shootings.


Marijuana seized

Another report states a deputy stopped a vehicle at 12:39 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Madison Avenue in Ark City.

Three people were detained under suspicion of having drugs in the vehicle.

After searching the vehicle, the driver, Bryan Alaniz, 18, of Wichita was arrested for alleged possession of drug sales paraphernalia, criminal use of weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the report states.

A passenger, Giovani Hernandez, 18, of Wichita was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of weapon.

A second passenger, Devin Bills, was given a notice to appear in court for minor in possession, Falletti said.

This case is still under investigation.

Alaniz bailed out of a $4,500 bond and Hernandez bailed out of a $3,000 bond.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.

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