One man stabbed and killed, another arrested in McDowell County

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State Police are investigating a murder after a man was stabbed and killed in McDowell County.

Tuesday night, November 7, 2017 at 7:50 p.m. troopers responded to a reported stabbing at a home in the Carswell Hollow area.

Troopers said Roy Phillips stabbed his roomate John Thompson with a six inch dagger, but instead of contacting 911, Phillips called his landlord. The man was taken to the Welch CommunityHospital where he was pronounced dead.

Philips faces first degree murder and is being held in the McDowell County Holding Facility. The name of the victim is not being released by troopers until his family is notified.

Troopers with the Welch detachment of State Police and a deputy with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

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