Daniel Dwayne Logsdon, 27, was taken into custody for parole violation. Medford Police have linked him to the late-night attack in Hawthorne Park that left two men injured from stab wounds and intend to add those charges.

UPDATE (May 27, 2009 - 4:55 pm): Medford police have arrested a man they suspect stabbed two people in Hawthorne Park Tuesday night.

The investigation into the double stabbing led police to Daniel Dwayne Logsdon, 27, of the 1200 block of Morrow Road this morning. Officers arrested him on charges of parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender and plan to add charges linked to the stabbings Thursday, Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

Logsdon was convicted of third-degree rape in 2005 while he was serving a prison term for an earlier stabbing.

Doney said that two groups of people, some of whom had been drinking, got into a dispute at the park shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. During the altercation, Logsdon allegedly pulled out a knife, stabbing two 22-year-old men from Medford, police said.

Both victims underwent surgery at Rogue Valley Medical Center and are recovering, police said.

Anita Burke

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UPDATE: Police have released a description of the man they're seeking in connecting with a double stabbing Tuesday night at Medford's Hawthorne Park.

They are looking for a white male in his 20s with short brown hair and a light goatee. He was wearing black clothing during the evening attack on two men and was with a man in a dark blue shirt and a woman, police say.

Police learned of the incident when they were summoned at 10:18 p.m. to Royal Avenue and Stevens Street, where they found a man suffering from a stab wound who was attempting to walk to Providence Medford Medical Center.

Officers soon learned the man and a friend had been attacked in Hawthorne Park minutes earlier. When the officer arrived at the park, they followed a blood trail that led them to a patch of grass just north of the public swimming pool.

They found the other man on the ground near his bicycle.

Both have undergone surgery this morning and are expected to recover, police said in a news release.

Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said the victims knew each other, but he did not know their relationship to the suspect.

Police roped off most of the park as they searched from the weapon used in the stabbings. Budreau said a large portion of the park could be closed most of today.

Staff report

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Two men stabbed in Medford park

MEDFORD — Police are seeking an attacker who stabbed two men Friday night in Hawthorne Park.

Police were summoned to Royal Avenue and Stevens Street where they found a man suffering from a stab wound who was attempting to walk to Providence Medical Center.

"He could not make it any further on his own power and was seen by witness down on the ground," Medford police Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said.

Officers soon learned the man and a friend were attacked in Hawthorne Park minutes earlier. When the officer arrived at the park, they followed a blood trail that led them to a patch of grass just north of the public swimming pool.

They found the other man on the ground near his bicycle.

"It's a good thing we arrived as quickly as we did, because neither one was in good shape and it could have turned out badly," Budreau said.

Both were rushed to the hospital by Mercy Flights ambulance.

"They were alive when we last contacted the hospital," Budreau said. "Hopefully, they will recover from their wounds."

Budreau did not have the victims' names or ages readily available. He did say they knew each other, but did not know their relationship to the suspect.

He did not comment on where they were stabbed.

"It's very early in the investigation," he said. "We don't exactly know what happened here."

Police roped off most of the park as they searched from the weapon used in the stabbings.

Detectives on the scene were interviewing witnesses late Friday in hopes of piecing together accurate information on the suspect.

Budreau said the department could release details on the suspect sometime today.

He did not rule out any possible motives for the attack.

"We are certainly open to any possibility at this point," he said. "We are hoping to catch a couple of breaks tonight and go from there."

Budreau said a large portion of the park could be closed most of today.

Chris Conrad