Police Make Arrest In Statesville Stabbing

UPDATE:  Authorities have arrested 47-year-old Gary Scott Smith as a result of the investigation in to the death of Kailab Payne.


gary smith mugSmith has been charged with one count of Murder, and is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center with no bond.

STATESVILLE, NC — Statesville Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found stabbed to death Monday evening.

Police were called to 1000 West End Avenue around 9:43pm Monday for a disturbance involving a knife. Responding officers found Kailab Payne dead from multiple stab wounds in the back bedroom.

Investigators say they do have a suspect in the case, but the investigation is ongoing.