Local Resident Dies After Being Stabbed On New Year’s Morning, Arrest Made

     At 4:11 AM on 01/01/19, the Decatur Police Department was called to 520 E. Division reference a stabbing. Responding officers arrived to find a 38 year old male resident of that address suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. Officers performed CPR on the victim until the arrival of EMS. The victim was transported to Decatur Memorial Hospital where he was pro-nounced dead.

     Detectives were called in and processed the scene and conducted interviews of several residents, including the victim’s girlfriend, Billiejo L. Soyster, 12/28/96. Soyster was ultimately arrested and incarcerated in the Macon County Jail on a preliminary charge of 1st Degree Murder. The identity of the victim will be released by the Macon County Coroner. No further information will be released at this time.

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