1 stabbed to death, 1 in custody in Decatur stabbing - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

1 stabbed to death, 1 in custody in Decatur stabbing

John Puckett (Source: Decatur Police Department) John Puckett (Source: Decatur Police Department)
(Source: WAFF Staff) (Source: WAFF Staff)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

One man is dead and another is in custody after a late night stabbing on East Moulton Street in Decatur around 10 Thursday night. 

Officers with the Decatur police responded to the scene and discovered the deceased body of James Paul Ward inside the home. Investigators say Ward appeared to be suffering from a single stab wound to the chest. 

Investigators say officers arrested the suspect John Paul Puckett Sr. for murder.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Puckett and Ward got into a physical altercation when Puckett pulled a knife out and stabbed Ward once in the chest. 

Puckett was transported to the Morgan County Jail where he was booked in without incident. 

Investigators say due to his extensive criminal history Puckett’s bond will be set by a Morgan County Circuit judge at the earliest convenience.   

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