Suspect faces charges of felonious assault



Two men were repeatedly stabbed early Sunday at Brookstone Apartments, 500 Gunntown Road, and a suspect is in custody.

Juan Corio-Chavez, 30, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. A12, has been charged with two counts of felonious assault and is currently lodged in the Logan County Jail.

Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley said alcohol played apart in the attack and investigators are trying to determine what precipitated the attack

Victim Oscar Hernandez, also of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. A12, stumbled into Walmart, 2281 S. Main St., and was bleeding profusely, the chief reports.

A responding officer applied pressure to the most serious wounds while other emergency personnel including the Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department responded to the 4:10 a.m. call.

Hernandez was in and out of consciousness, but was able to give officers the first name of the suspect. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

His condition was not available this morning, officers report.

Responding officers followed a trail back to the apartment and met with Yan Zhu and Hung Wong who told officers they were called by the other victim, Javier Mendoza, after the fight and transported him to Mary Rutan Hospital.

Mendoza was flown to Grant Medical Center for further treatment.

Officers collected evidence from the apartment, including a bloodied pair of scissors, and began looking for Corio-Chavez.

Around 10:50 a.m., a deputy with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office found the suspect at Southview Park with copious amounts of dried blood in his hair and on his face and clothing. He was taken into custody.