Wichita police say person of interest arrested in stabbing


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department has arrested a man who the WPD says is a person of interest in a stabbing case from Sunday.

Jeffery Elam (Courtesy Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office)

Police released a photo of a possible suspect Monday. Around 6:30 p.m., an officer found and arrested 27-year-old Jeffery Elam in the area of Broadway and Central.

Elam has a previous conviction for aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14.

Police say they booked him for some active warrants, but not for the stabbing case because they are still awaiting forensic results.

The stabbing happened at 12 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of N St. Francis. A 22-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle when she was approached by a man who stabbed her in the abdomen and ran away.

Police say the victim was in serious condition but is expected to survive.

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