Suspect In Stabbing Case Makes First Appearance
One of the men suspected in the stabbing of a Hutchinson man Monday night made a first appearance where he requested a reduction of his bond.
Jordon LeShore told Magistrate Judge Randy McEwen that he wanted it lowered so he could be with his kid. But, Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell told the judge he thought the bond of 250-thousand was appropriate because of the savage nature of the attack. He says the victim in the case, Jeffrey Payne required major surgery and is still listed as critical in a Wichita hospital. He had been stabbed numerous times according to police sources.
Charges include attempted first degree murder for the stabbing of Payne, aggravated battery for the beating of Payne, aggravated burglary for breaking into Payne’s home and aggravated assault for threatening another victim, Alesia Dawson with a firearm.
He was assigned the Regional Public Defenders Office to represent him and his case will now be placed on a future waiver-status docket.
The other suspect arrested is Sean Arevalo who is charged with aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, and interference with law enforcement. He managed to post the bond of 16-thousand, 500-dollars. Although he was present when the attack occurred, he is not believed directly involved with the beating or stabbing. He will make a first appearance on February 26.
Police say the incident started at around 11:40 p-m when several people forced open the door at 633 East 4th in Hutchinson. Once inside Jeffrey Payne was physically attacked and stabbed. Payne was transported by private auto to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and later life watched to an undisclosed hospital where again he is still listed in critical condition.
Police are still looking for three other individuals, including 18-year-old Joseph Jay Leshore who stands around 6-foot 6-inches tall and weighs 340-lbs, 19-year-old Desmond Xavier Cantu who stands around 6 foot and weighs 160-lbs and 19-year-old Troy Lavon Bell. He stand approximately 5 foot 7 and weighs 150-lbs.
All three have active warrants for attempted 1st degree murder.
If you know the whereabouts of these two individuals, please call 911 or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.
Please associate all tips in regards to this incident with case # 2013-3786.