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Girlfriend, ex-girlfriend fight over man; all 3 arrested

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, July 5, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.

Two women were arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery after fighting each other over a 25-year-old man around 12:45 a.m. Friday, police said.

The man’s current girlfriend, 24, scheduled to fight his ex-girlfriend, 21, around McCormick and Millwood streets early Friday morning, Lt. Doug Nolte said.

During the fight, the 24-year-old pulled out a knife and stabbed the other woman in her left forearm, creating a 2-inch laceration. The 21-year-old then took out a baton she had brought and hit the 24-year-old in the head, leaving an open wound, police said.

Officers arrived and called EMS, after which the 24-year-old woman was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in serious condition. Since her cut “wasn’t such that it needed immediate attention,” the 21-year-old was taken in and interviewed by police, Nolte said. She eventually was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis at her request, police said.

The man they had been fighting over was arrested under suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.

Both women were arrested after they were treated.

Reach Matt Riedl at 316-269-6791 or mriedl@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @riedlmatt.

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