More arrests made in Elm Street stabbing incident
Two more arrests have been made in a Medford assault case that put a man in the hospital Tuesday night after he was beaten by several youth and stabbed multiple times in the torso and head, police reported.
Deloy Ibarra Espinosa, 20, of Medford, remains in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first- and third-degree assault after a Wednesday evening arrest. Bail was set at more than $1 million. Medford police allege he stabbed a 39-year-old man Tuesday in the 200 block of Elm Street after the man's repeated requests for Espinosa and others in a nearby apartment to keep the noise down.
A 15-year-old male was also arrested Wednesday afternoon. He remains lodged at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center on third-degree assault charges.
Earlier Tuesday, police arrested 19-year-old Lucas Ivan Carstens on charges of third- and fourth-degree assault. He remains in jail on $29,000 bail.
The stabbing was reported at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the apartments. Prior to the attack, police say the man had opened his window and asked youths in a nearby apartment to turn down the music. Nothing changed, and the man left his apartment to confront his neighbors. Police reported as many as six attackers began punching him and kicking him. Espinosa allegedly stabbed the man several times.
Another neighbor took the man to Providence Medford Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery. He is expected to survive, police have said.
Officers arrested Carstens at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday about one block away from where the incident occurred. The 15-year-old was found at 2 p.m. in his home on Elm Street. Espinosa was found at 6:30 p.m. after police pulled his car over at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 10th Street.
The investigation continues. Anyone with additional information about the assault should contact Medford police at 541-770-4783.
— Ryan Pfeil