Chambers Co. man fatally stabbed in Lee Co., acquaintance arrested

Updated: Mar. 22, 2020 at 1:13 PM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A homicide investigation is underway in Lee County after a man was fatally stabbed following an altercation.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says that officers were dispatched to the 100 block of County Road 621 in Opelika at approximately 2:00 p.m. to find 30-year-old Joel Pouncey of Cusseta, Ala. suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

Pouncey was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff Jones confirms that 28-year-old Taylor Rhea Sanders, an acquaintance of Pouncey, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is currently being held in the Lee County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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