Tarboro man charged with second degree murder

TARBORO, NC (WNCT)- One suspect is now behind bars after an argument Saturday night led to a stabbing death.

Shortly after 7:00 pm Saturday, officers with the Tarboro Police Department responded to the area of 2252 Sherwood Avenue in reference to a stabbing.

Upon arrival they found Jason Jamar Williams, a 28-year-old male, lying in the front yard of the residence with an apparent stab wound to the chest. The Edgecombe County Rescue Squad ultimately transported Williams to Edgecombe Vidant Hospital where he later succumbed to his injury.

The suspect, who was still on scene when officers arrived, was identified as Clifton Douglas Powell. Powell, a 30 year-old male from Tarboro, was taken into custody and interviewed by investigators.

Further investigation revealed that Williams and Powell had engaged in a domestic related dispute at the residence, which escalated into a physical altercation. During this altercation Powell produced a knife and stabbed Williams in the chest.

As a result of this incident, Powell was charged with Second Degree Murder and subsequently secured in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $500,000.00 bond.

The investigation indicates that this stabbing death was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Bruce Edwards at (252) 641-4247.




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