Woman in custody after man stabbed to death in southeast Shelby County

Decrese Beverly

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A stabbing in Shelby County left one man dead Friday, and a woman believed to be responsible was captured in Arkansas a day later.

Deputies responded to the scene in 5300 block of Twisting Ridge on Friday afternoon. The intersection of Twisting Ridge and Valley Oak was blocked off for a few hours.

The sheriff’s office stated that a 56-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his home. The sheriff’s office has identified the victim as Wesley Johnson.

After an investigation of the scene, the case was considered a homicide.

Saturday afternoon, the sheriff’s office issued an arrest warrant for 49-year-old Decrese Beverly. Beverly reportedly admitted to stabbing Wesley after an argument.

Authorities in Pine Bluff, Arkansas took Beverly into custody.

Beverly will be extradited to Shelby County, where she will be charged with second degree murder.

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