1 Arrested In Rogers Stabbing; 2 Still At Large

ROGERS (KFSM) — Police have arrested a Rogers man linked to an April stabbing, but two other suspects are still at large.

Joaquin Flores, 20, was arrested Tuesday (Dec. 19) in connection with first-degree battery, engaging in violent criminal group activity and fleeing.

Rogers police are looking for two other suspects — Jose Torices and Trevor Griffith — who investigators say were involved in the April 2 stabbing that injured one man at a Conoco gas station, according to Keith Foster, Rogers police spokesman.

Anyone with information about Torices and Griffth are urged to call Rogers police at 479-636-4141. Both men have arrest warrants for first-degree battery and fleeing.

Police interviewed Flores and Griffith in May. The pair admitted to hitting the man at the gas station, but denied stabbing anyone, according to a probable cause affidavit. Torices and Griffith also told police they are in a gang.

Flores said he didn’t remember whether he stabbed the man, saying he “blacks out a lot,” according to the affidavit.

On April 2, an off-duty Rogers officer saw a man being attacked by a small group at the gas station at 4601 W. Walnut St., according to the affidavit. The alleged attackers drove off before more police arrived.

The victim initially refused medical treatment, but was dropped off a few hours later at Mercy Hospital, where staff found him suffering from stab wounds to his neck and back. He also had a collapsed lung, according to the affidavit.

The victim didn’t have a clear recollection of the fight, but told police he thought the scuffle started because someone called him a “buster,” a disrespectful slang term.

Flores was being held Wednesday (Dec. 20) at the Benton County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Jan. 29 in Benton County Circuit Court.