Johnson City

Man charged with second-degree murder in Johnson City stabbing

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - One man is dead and another has been charged with second-degree murder after a stabbing in Johnson City.

Matthew Dye, 19, is charged with second-degree murder. Police were called to the 200 block of East Maple Street just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police found a 41-year-old man laying in the yard. Investigators say he was stabbed in the back. Medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police say the victim and Dye got into a fight, which led to the stabbing.

Officers say Dye ran from the scene, but they tracked him down. During the investigation, police say Dye confessed to the crime.

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