An Illinois man faces a murder charge for stabbing a person to death in a dispute about a barking dog citation, according to reports.
Last week, Illinois State Police arrested 52-year-old Matthew E. Nation in connection to the case.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois responded to a home, according to the Taylorville Daily News. When police arrived, they found 54-year-old Michael Peck stabbed. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.
According to WAND-TV, Nation called 911 to say he stabbed his neighbor.
Investigators said that the day before, Peck went over to Nation’s house and started to throw things. That is when Nation grabbed a knife to confront his neighbor. The stabbing happened during a fight.
Neighbors told police that the two had also argued about a barking dog citation, and Peck blamed his neighbor, according to WAND-TV.
Authorities charged Nation with first-degree murder.
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