Parkville man arrested in stabbing death

August 22, 2011

Baltimore County Police arrested a Parkville man on Sunday on murder charges after, according to police accounts, a dispute between him and another man resulted in a fatal stabbing.

Vincent Garnett Forney, 44, of the 1700 block of Forrest Avenue, in Parkville, was charged with first-degree murder on Aug. 21 after Forney, police said, stabbed Jamari Davon Mathis, 38, of the 4000 block of Ridgecroff Road, in Baltimore City, on Saturday night.

According to a police report, Forney was at a neighbor's house on Forrest Avenue having dinner with a female resident when Mathis arrived at the location. Mathis and the resident started arguing, and Forney intervened, according to the police account.

Forney and Mathis fought, and Forney stabbed Mathis once in the chest with a knife, according to police.

The report said Mathis fled in his vehicle, and he was found dead in his car a short distance away.

Police arrested Forney in Baltimore City on Sunday. Officers said they recovered the weapon at the crime scene.

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