A 37-year-old Wichita man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that seriously injured two women in western Wichita on Monday.
Inmate records at the Sedgwick County Jail show that Matthew Vess Smith was arrested on charges of one count of rape, aggravated kidnapping and three counts of aggravated assault. He was put in jail at 8:23 PM on Monday.
Wichita Police responded to a call at 1:15 p.m. in the 200 block of N. McComas, near the intersection of Second and West.
One couple had called 911 to report a disturbance, said Lieutenant Joseph Kennedy of the Wichita Police Department.
Officers found two Wichita women, 78 and 79, in the duplex apartment complex. One of them had been raped, Wichita police spokesman Juan Rebolledo said.
A woman had visible fractures and cuts to the face, police media report. The other had been physically assaulted and stabbed.
The two women and Smith knew each other, and one of the women lived in the duplex, Kennedy said.
Both women were taken to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis by Sedgwick County EMS with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A witness who followed Smith after the incident alerted police to his location, and Smith was arrested near Maple and West Street, according to Rebolledo.