Two more arrested in neighbor-stabbing incident
Police arrested two more suspects Wednesday in the case of a man who was beaten and stabbed Tuesday by several youths, police reported.
One man was arrested in the case early Wednesday morning.
Deloy Ibarra Espinosa, 20, of Medford, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail Wednesday on charges of first- and third-degree assault. 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 asked Espinosa and others in a nearby apartment to turn their music down.
A 15-year-old male was also arrested Wednesday afternoon. He was lodged at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center on third-degree assault charges.
Early Wednesday, police arrested 18-year-old Lucas Ivan Carstens on charges of third- and fourth-degree assault. He was jailed on $29,000 bail.
The stabbing was reported at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the apartments. Before the attack, police say the man had opened his window and asked youths in a nearby apartment to turn down the music. When they ignored his request, the man left his apartment to confront his neighbors. Police said as many as six attackers punched and kicked him, and Espinosa allegedly stabbed him several times in the head and torso.
Another neighbor took the man to Providence Medford Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive, police said.
Officers arrested Carstens at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday about a block from where the incident occurred. The 15-year-old was found at 2 p.m. Wednesday in his home on Elm Street. Espinosa was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after police pulled over a car in which he was a passenger at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 10th Street.
Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Medford police at 541-770-4783.
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