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Hugoton Man Arrested in Stabbing

Joe Denoyer - August 28, 2018 7:52 pm

On Saturday August 25, at approximately 2:11am, Officer James McCann of the Hugoton Police Department received a report of a physical altercation in the 1200 Block of Jefferson in Hugoton. When Officer McCann arrived he discovered a male inside the residence that appeared to be stabbed. The victim was transported to the Stevens County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation by Officer McCann and Detective Lamatsch revealed that a family member identified as Jakob Leeper, 20, of Hugoton stabbed the victim. Leeper was arrested and booked into the jail for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Charges have been forwarded to the County Prosecutor.

 

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