(Corinth, MS) A man died trying to help his neighbors.
Greg Scott went outside his Corinth, Miss., home Thursday morning after hearing noises.
Police said he confronted a man damaging the vehicles of his next door neighbor’s and was stabbed to death.
Greg Scott is being remembered as a husband, father and one of the good guys and the man who admitted to killing him is behind bars.
“It says in the scripture, ‘greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend.’ I tell you what…he laid his life down,” said Lance Gargus.
Gargus was Greg Scott’s neighbor and friend for 18 years.
He was emotional Friday, talking about the husband and father, who was stabbed to death early Thursday morning.
Police said 59-year old Jerry Miller is the one who did it.
“You couldn’t ask for a better man than him to watch my house when people try to mess with our houses, or anything in this neighborhood. Greg was always the first one to confront them,” said Lance Gargus.
Corinth Police Captain Ralph Dance said it all started after Greg Scott heard noises coming from the driveway of the house next door, where two young women live.
Capt. Dance said Greg Scott confronted Miller, who had used a large stone to damage the two vehicles.
Miller was also armed with a large knife.
“At some point in time he stabbed the victim one time in the chest. The victim then stumbled back to his residence where he collapsed in his kitchen,” said Capt. Ralph Dance.
Jerry Miller lives on the next street over from where Scott lives and police said Scott and the two young women knew Miller.
When Miller was arrested he admitted stabbing Scott and showed police where the knife was.
Captain Dance said investigators uncovered some other disturbing information about Jerry Miller.
“He had made some advances toward one of these young girls in the past. We believe he may have had some infatuation with them. And he went up there with the intent of luring them outside,” said Dance.
Dance says Greg Scott was a good Samaritan just trying to look out for his neighbors.
And Lance Gargus, who moved to Corinth from Memphis, said the North Mississippi city just isn’t the same as it used to be.
“This was a farm community, people waved to each other and were friendly and good Christian people. But it’s changed so much,” said Gargus.
Jerry Miller is charged with murder and felony mischief.
He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon.