Statesville Woman Charged With Murder In Fatal Stabbing

Jessie Owenby

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A Statesville woman has been charged with murder after a victim was found fatally stabbed Monday, according to police.

The Statesville Police Department responded to a stabbing at 503 Valley Street. The stab victim ran to a 507 Valley Street apartment to get help but collapsed in the doorway.

Police say the victim, identified as Charles Barber, was pronounced dead a short time later.

Jessie Owenby was identified as the suspect and was arrested at the scene by authorities.

According to police, Owenby was taken before a magistrate and charged with homicide and is currently being held in the Iredell County jail with no bond.

The investigation is active and ongoing.