No charges had been filed as of Thursday in a Winfield stabbing case from November 2020, Cowley County Attorney Larry Schwartz said.

Further information will be released about the case if it becomes available. Schwartz said he needs to check into the case further, but he did not provide details.

The incident involves Medesta Howe, who was arrested Nov. 28, 2020 after three people, including herself, were injured in a stabbing incident. Howe was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and booked into the Cowley County Jail before being released on $10,000 bond.

Winfield police were dispatched on Nov. 28 to the 900 block of East 15th Avenue for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found two men who had been stabbed and learned the incident had taken place in the 900 block of East 13th Avenue in Winfield.

Officers responded to the East 13th location and secured the scene with the help of Cowley County sheriff’s deputies. The two men were transported to William Newton Hospital for medical treatment.

During the initial investigation, Winfield officers received a report of another stabbing victim in the 300 block of East Seventh Avenue. Officers responded to that scene and made contact with an injured woman, identified as Howe, who was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center. She was treated and released.

Further investigation determined all three cases were connected. Howe was arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail.

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This case will probably be a plea bargain and a slap on the wrist sentence the majority of trials in Cowley County end up that way! Very sad precedent for the victims!

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