Stabbing suspect wasn't supposed to be in Walmart

4/7/2014

By KELTON BROOKS

By KELTON BROOKS

kbrooks@gctelegram.com

Garden City police say a man who stabbed an employee at Walmart Sunday morning not only attacked without provocation, but also violated a court order when he entered the business.

Quincy Crough, 30, 2606 E. Fair St., was arrested on allegations of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.

Police say Crough entered Walmart at about 8 a.m. Sunday and walked back to the electronics department, approached 31-year-old Walmart employee Estrella Parral, Garden City, and stabbed her several times with a knife without being provoked. When officers arrived at the business, Parral had multiple stab wounds to her head and face.

Parral was transported to St. Catherine Hospital, where she was listed in good condition on Monday.

Crough previously was convicted of aggravated robbery for an incident at Walmart on Nov. 2, 2013, and the court had ordered him to stay out of the business. The aggravated burglary allegation stems from this incident.

After closing off a portion of Walmart for a period of time on Sunday, authorities obtained a description of the suspect from individuals at the business and learned he fled the store on foot. Officers searched for Crough with the assistance of a Finney County Sheriff's deputy and his K-9 partner. At 12:29 p.m. Sunday, officers located Crough outside of 2606 E. Fair St., Apt. 15, where according to Garden City police Sgt. Michael Radke, he surrendered peacefully.

Crough was taken to the Finney County Jail, where his bond is set at $500,000.

Garden City police Capt. Michael Reagle said the motive for the incident is still under investigation because there is no known association between Crough and Parral.

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