Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested After Violent Attack on Woman in Reno County

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Law enforcement in Reno County are currently investigating a disturbing incident involving a violent attack on a woman that occurred recently. Following the incident, an arrest has been made in connection to the case.

The authorities were called to a residence on North Arthur in Hutchinson after reports of a stabbing emerged just before 5 p.m. First responders found a woman at the scene with life-threatening injuries. The victim was swiftly taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and then transferred to a hospital in Wichita, where she is currently in serious but stable condition.

Subsequently, a suspect was identified in the case. Joseph D. Castorena, 41, from Hutchinson, was arrested around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday on charges including Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Sexual Battery, and Parole Violation. Castorena, known to have prior convictions for various offenses such as robbery, counterfeiting, aggravated battery, aiding a felon, criminal possession of a firearm, and drug-related charges, as stated by the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the violent attack, seeking more information regarding the circumstances leading up to the incident. The community is urged to provide any relevant tips or details that could aid in the ongoing investigation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of prompt reporting of suspicious activities to prevent similar incidents in the future.

As the case unfolds, the victim’s recovery is a top priority, with medical staff working diligently to ensure her well-being. The arrest of Castorena has brought a sense of relief to the community, as efforts to bring justice to the victim are underway. More details are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses, shedding light on the full extent of the incident.