Suspect Castillo sought

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The man who stabbed a fellow Hispanic last week is still at large, according to Detective Sergeant Jimmy Oliver of the Lewisburg Police Department.

Oliver interviewed the victim, Saul Ortiz, while he was still a patient in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt last week. Oliver said Ortiz selected Artemio Castillo, 34, from a photo line-up. Castillo's name had already been given to Oliver by Ortiz and by the man who witnessed the argument moments before the stabbing in front of 1537 Old Columbia Road.

A warrant for Castillo's arrest has been signed, but, as of Tuesday morning, police have been unable to locate him. If you have any information on where Castillo can be found, please call Det. Sgt. Oliver at 359-3800.