Tuscumbia man faces murder charge following fatal Monroe Drive stabbing

The Police Chief in Tuscumbia confirmed one person is custody
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 6:47 AM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2022 at 12:08 PM CDT
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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - One man is dead and one is in custody following a stabbing this week in Tuscumbia.

Around midnight on May 5, police were called to Monroe Drive near Main Street with reports of a stabbing incident. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says one person is in custody related to this incident.

Chief Logan confirmed Earnest Lee Jones, age 44 of Sheffield was pronounced dead at Helen Keller Hospital after being transported from the scene in a personal vehicle.

Darecus Jamar Mason
Darecus Jamar Mason(Colbert County Jail View)

Darecus Jamar Mason, age 31 of Tuscumbia, has been charged with murder as a result of the investigation. He is being held on a bond of $500K.

Additionally, Mason was wanted for a parole violation from a previous felony

In a statement released by the Chief, the stabbing took place during an altercation between the victim and offender.

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