A Great Bend man identified as Edward Johnson was apparently stabbed several times Wednesday afternoon by Joseph Miller after an altercation, Police Chief Cliff Couch said. The stabbing occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the area of 2507 11th St.
According to police reports, when officers arrived at that address they found Johnson with what appeared to be several stab wounds to his torso. The Great Bend Fire Department EMS also responded and treated his wounds.
“Officers were able to quickly identify Miller as the suspect in the stabbing and located him in the 2300 Block of Lakin Ave. He was taken into custody and turned over to the Barton County Jail,” Couch said. “Officers were able to locate and detain Miller within several minutes of receiving the initial call for service. It was also ascertained that both Miller and Johnson had active warrants for their arrest.”
Miller was booked on two previous Ford County warrants for probation violation bond was set for $15,000 on one and $4,000 on the second one. Johnson was booked on a previous Barton County warrant for aggravated battery with bond set at $20,000.
According to Couch, the stab wounds occurred in an alleyway one block east of the location the officers were called to.
“There were also possibly other individuals involved in the altercation, but both Miller and Johnson have been largely uncooperative with law enforcement’s efforts to investigate the incident,” Couch said.
The GBPD is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the GBPD at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.