Manhattan man stabbed trapped woman with fork, Riley County police say

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Desie Chatfield (Courtesy Photo/Kansas Bureau of Investigation)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Riley County police arrested a man Friday afternoon that they say stabbed a woman and held her against her will.

Desie Chatfield, 41, of Manhattan, faces charges including aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping stemming from the domestic incident. Chatfield prevented a 42-year-old woman from leaving a home Thursday after an argument. While keeping her in the residence, he stabbed her in the arm with a fork, according to the Riley County Police Department.

Officers booked Chatfield into the Riley County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Chatfield is also a registered violent offender in Kansas’ KASPER system. The website lists him as having three prior domestic battery convictions from 2012 to 2018, with one case where he strangled a victim.

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