Corinth man stabbed to death after approaching suspected car burglar

news_crime_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – A suspect in an early morning Thursday stabbing in Corinth is expected to make his first court appearance Friday in which bond may be set.

Greg Scott, 43, of 302 Nelson St., Corinth, died at Magnolia Regional Health Center early Thursday morning of astab wound to the chest, said Det. Capt. Ralph Dance.

A suspect, Jerry D. Miller, 59, of 207 Sharp St., Corinth, was taken into custody at his residence soon after the incident, Dance said.

The police received a call about 12:20 a.m. Thursday reporting suspected burglary of a vehicle at 206 Nelson St., Dance said. When officers arrived at the address, they heard screaming coming from a nearby residence at 302 Nelson St.

When they went to the 302 Nelson St. address to investigate, they found Scott lying on the floor bleeding profusely from a stab wound in the chest and called 911, and also Dance to the scene.

When Dance arrived and before Scott was put in the ambulance, he was able to tell Dance who had stabbed him.

“He heard a commotion outside that he may have thought was a car break-in,” Dance said. “He went outside and approached the suspect who was near a car, and the suspect stabbed him with a knife he had in his hand. (Scott) ran back to his house and it was his wife the officers heard screaming when they drove up.”

Dance went to the suspect’s home, which is behind the original address at 206 Nelson St. that the officers were called to, and Miller came out and confessed to the stabbing. When asked for permission to search his home, he told officers where to find the knife, and the knife was retrieved in the search.

Scott later died of his injuries at the hospital.

Miller remains in custody and will be charged with murder and two counts of felony malicious mischief in connection with damage to two vehicles, Dance said.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com