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Stafford resident faces charges in stabbing incident
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STAFFORD —  A Reno County man is hospitalized in serious condition and a stabbing suspect faces pending charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Stafford Police Chief Doug Brown said Hutchinson’s Ricky Gossman, 39, was transported Sunday by LifeWatch to Wesley Medical Center. Gossman was originally reported in critical condition after undergoing surgery for the wounds Monday. Gossman was transported by Stafford County EMS to Stafford County Hospital.
Stafford’s Frank Sherbon, 53, was arrested and will face charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Barton County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Brown said the stabbing was triggered after an apparent discussion about money between the men.
Brown said he was working on siding at his home at 7:06 p.m. Sunday when he heard a witness yell for help a few blocks away.
Brown, assisted by Stafford County sheriff’s deputies, discovered Gossman had sustained two stab wounds, allegedly from the actions of Sherbon, a resident of 205 South Park. Sherbon allegedly used a long-bladed knife to stab Gossman.
Sherbon was transported by Stafford County EMS to Stafford County Hospital and received treatment for minor injuries.
Stafford County Attorney Joe Shepack will handle prosecution of the case in Stafford County District Court after KBI agents forward crime scene information.  
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Kansas Highway Patrol assisted the Stafford Police Department with the case.
According to Stafford County police reports, Sherbon was arrested in December, 2012 and was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct and violation of bond conditions from a prior charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.