Jul 03, 2020 2:30 PM

Kansas man faces attempted murder charge for knife attack

Posted Jul 03, 2020 2:30 PM
Campbell photo Sedgwick County
Campbell photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a stabbing and have a suspect in custody.

Just before 10p.m. Monday, police responded to Wesley hospital in Wichita for a walk-in stabbing victim, according to officer Kevin Wheeler.

A 23-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. He received multiple stab wounds and remains in critical condition.

The investigation revealed that the 23-year-old was with two other acquaintances in a vehicle traveling north on S. Broadway in Wichita. They observed a disturbance between a suspect identified as 48-year-old Vonn Campbell and a 51-year-old woman in the McDonald’s parking lot located in the 400 block of S. Broadway.

The 23-year-old male driver pulled into the parking lot, and the 23-year-old victim got out of the vehicle to confront the male involved in the disturbance.

They became involved in a physical confrontation, at which point Campbell displayed a knife and stabbed the 23-year-old. The driver then displayed a handgun to break-up the physical fight.

Campbell and the 51-year-old woman left on foot walking southbound behind the McDonald’s and were not located or identified at the initial time of the report.

The 23-yearold was then transported to the hospital for his injuries.

On Wednesday, an off-duty WPD detective who was investigating the case observed Campbell and the woman in the Kellogg and Market area in Wichita and believed from obtained evidence that they matched the description of the individuals from the incident.

Officers contacted them and Campbell was arrested without incident. He is being held on a bond of $100,000 on requested charges of attempted 1st-degree murder and aggravated battery, according to Wheeler.