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YSO arrests man in Wapato deadly stabbing

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The Yakima County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday night in connection to a deadly stabbing in Wapato earlier in the week.

Chester Olen Johnson, 21, surrendered to YSO just before 11:00 p.m. after the County Superior Court issued a warrant for his arrest earlier in the day.

Officers with the Wapato Police Department found Javier Garcia, Jr., 27, lying on the road in the 200 block of W. Elizabeth Street around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Garcia had a stab wound to the chest and was treated at the scene before he was taken to Memorial Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Garcia's family has been notified and autopsy will be scheduled for a later date.

The case was transferred to YSO from WPD and investigators learned that Garcia was attending a party at that address. He fought with someone in the street but no one at the party could identity the other person at the time.

Garcia's death is the 10th homicide in Yakima County this year.

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