Another arrest made in fatal Tamuning stabbing

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Another arrest has been made in the case involving the fatal stabbing near the Docomo headquarters in Tamuning.

Police have made a third arrest in the stabbing death of 54-year old Arthur Wakuk.

28-year-old Mathinia Atiput was arrested for hindering apprehension. She was arrested on the same day as primary murder suspect Ronat Chutaro, according to Department of Corrections records.

On Tuesday, Chief of Police Stephen Ignacio warned the community against harboring Chutaro who had been was on the run for two weeks before he was captured.

The Chief stated that anyone who helped Chutaro elude authorities would be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law.

Police located Chutaro with Mathinia at a home along Swamp Road in Dededo, said GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.

DOC records indicate that if Atiput knowingly hindered the apprehension of Chutaro, she will face a 3rd-degree felony charge.

She was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.