Lincoln Co. man charged in fatal stabbing of friend

Lincoln Co. man charged in fatal stabbing of friend
Jericho Davis has been charged with the murder of his friend, Timothy Garrett
Jericho Davis has been charged with the murder of his friend, Timothy Garrett

LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - A stabbing inside a Lincoln County home left one man dead and another man behind bars.

It happened Monday night around 10 p.m. in the Taft community.

Sheriff Murray Blackwelder says two friends, Timothy Garrett and Jericho Davis, got into a fight at Garrett's home on Prosperity Church Rd.

During the fight, the sheriff says Davis stabbed Garrett five times with a pocket knife.

As a result of his injuries, Garrett was pronounced dead on the scene.

Jericho Davis was arrested and charged with criminal homicide.

Sheriff Blackwelder declined to comment on what the victim and suspect were fighting about at the time of the killing.

There were other people in the house when the stabbing took place, but no one else was injured.

"We're still gathering facts and statements. It's an ongoing investigation," the sheriff said.

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