Teen Will Be Charged As Adult In Rogers Stabbing

ROGERS (KFSM) — A 17-year-old accused of stabbing a man in a gang-related spat will be charged as an adult, according to the Benton County prosecutor’s office.

Jorge Castaneda faces first- and second-degree battery charges as well as engaging in a continuing criminal gang, organization or enterprise.

Police were dispatched to a house on the 3000 block of Murdock Lane at about 9:45 p.m. Monday (April 16) for a 21-year-old man who had a single stab wound to his upper right chest.

The victim and Castaneda were staying at the Regency 7 Motel in separate rooms, according to police. Police said they got into a fight including several people outside of the motel.

According to police, Castaneda stabbed the victim with a knife. Another person was also cut while he was fleeing with the victim. They fled to a nearby house and begged for help.

The homeowner was a woman with a nursing background who kept the victim from bleeding out.

Police said the victim and the suspect belong to two local rival gangs.

Castaneda is facing first and second degree battery charges and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.