COLUMBUS — Police have charged two people with first-degree murder and issued an arrest warrant for a third in connection with the stabbing death of a Columbus man.
The Columbus Police Department says 26-year-old Quentin Critser of Lincoln and 31-year-old Kimberly Henderson of Columbus were arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of 51-year-old Steven Jorgensen.
Eric Henry, 30, also faces a first-degree murder charge. He is currently in custody at the Butler County Jail for an unrelated crime.
Henderson was arrested in Columbus. Critser was arrested with the assistance of the Lincoln Police Department.
Jorgensen was found dead May 22 inside his Columbus home at 2603 Eighth St. after police were called to check on him because he missed three days of work. Police say he was stabbed multiple times with a knife, and it appears he was killed during a struggle.
Authorities have not released additional information about the case, which is still under investigation.
The two men charged with Jorgensen's murder both have a history of violence.
Henry served a prison sentence after breaking into a Columbus home in the 1800 block of 28th Avenue and slashing a resident’s hand with a butcher knife while searching for his former girlfriend.
He was charged with attempted murder, making terroristic threats, burglary, use of a weapon to commit a felony and second-degree assault following the March 2007 incident.
Henry has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has a history of alcohol and drug abuse. He also had three assault convictions and a protection order violation prior to the March 2007 incident.
“If the past predicts the future, Mr. Henry is a very dangerous man,” then-Platte County Attorney Andrea Belgau said.
Henry was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison for second-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony after reaching a plea agreement in that case. He was released March 4, 2012, on a mandatory discharge.
Critser's criminal history includes Lancaster County charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and failure to appear.
He served a prison sentence beginning July 29, 2011, for making terroristic threats and committing an assault while in confinement.
Critser was released June 22, 2012, on discretionary parole.
Jorgensen was previously the victim of an assault Jan. 3, which resulted in charges against two women: Barbara Schoonover, 49, and Erika Newman, 23.