May 22, 2024

Man accused of violent attack on a woman in SW Kansas

Posted May 22, 2024 1:00 AM

FINNEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities in southwest Kansas are investigating a suspect for an alleged violent attack on a woman.

Just before 1a.m. Sunday, police  were dispatched to the west part Garden City where they met with a woman with visible injuries, alleging that she and a family member were involved in an altercation with 47-year-old Joaquin Enrique Cancio-Morales.

The investigation revealed that Cancio-Morales and several individuals were at a party when he and the woman were involved in an argument before being separated and returning to their residence. While at the residence, Cancio-Morales allegedly slapped the woman and threatened her and a family member with a knife as they attempted to call 911.

Cancio-Morales then struck the woman over the head repeatedly with a glass bottle and left the scene before police arrived.

EMS transported the victim to St. Catherine Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Police found Cancio-Morales and took him into custody without incident.

He remains in the Finney County Jail on requested charges of Aggravated Battery, multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, multiple counts of Criminal Threat, and Domestic Battery.