GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Police have captured the suspect in a fatal weekend stabbing.
Greenville Police say 28-year-old Marcus Moore, who faces one count of murder, was taken into custody just before 3 p.m. Monday. They say tips from the public that he was staying with a family member led to his arrest.
32-year-old Jamar Whitehurst of Greenville has been identified as the victim in the late Sunday evening incident.
Police say it happened around midnight at 3230 Moseley Drive, Apartment E. When they responded to the scene, they found Whitehurst in the apartment with an apparent injury from a knife. He was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where he later died.
Greenville Police say they’ve worked through the night and are continuing to conduct interviews and examine evidence from the scene. Detectives don’t believe the incident was a random act of violence.
They believe the stabbing was the result of a dispute between the current boyfriend, Moore, of the female who lives at the home where the murder happened and her ex-boyfriend, Whitehurst.
Greenville Police Chief, Mark Holtzman, said, “The suspect in this case is the current boyfriend. The victim is the ex-boyfriend. It’s our understanding that the two of them had an argument there while the female was at that apartment and that’s what stemmed into this stabbing.”
This is not the first altercation involving Moore, his girlfriend, and Whitehurst.
“In that case it was on November the 1st, officers were called to a dispute there. At that time the ex-boyfriend, the victim in this case, Mr. Whitehurst, had been at the house, caused some sort of disturbance and then fled the scene before the officers got there,” Chief Holtzman said.
No charges are expected for the woman involved.