Arrest Made in Weekend Stabbing Death in Parkville

… Police say victim tried to drive away, crashed into woods …

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

6:01 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

Baltimore County police have charged a man with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of another man during an argument over the weekend.

Vincent Garnett Forney, 44, of the 1700 block of Forrest Ave. in Parkville was visiting a female friend in the same block Saturday night when Jamari Davon Mathis arrived and there was an altercation, said Detective Cathy Batton. Police say that Forney stabbed Mathis, 38, of the 4000 block of Ridgecroft Road in Baltimore, she said.

Police said Mathis tried to drive away in his 2008 Honda Accord but crashed in the woods about five houses away. When police responded to 911 calls about the crash, they found that he was not breathing. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

They began an investigation after determining that his injuries were not from the crash. Forney was arrested Sunday, and he is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail, according to police.

The killing was the 14th homicide this year, according to statistics provided by the county.

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