Updated: Aiken teen jailed in Sunday stabbing death
An Aiken teenager was arrested early on Monday and charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Jackson man on Sunday, according to the Jackson Police Department.
Skyler Wright, 18, allegedly stabbed 24-year-old Brennan M. Tucker during a dispute over marijuana, according to Jackson police Chief Dennis Rushton. Wright was found hiding in a car about three blocks from the murder scene and was taken into custody, police said.
He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened about 7:15 p.m. at a home on the 7500 block of South Silverton Street, according to Rushton.
The victim, Tucker, already had been transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center by the time officers arrived.
Tucker was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Newberry.
Rushton said the dispute between the two men that led to the stabbing involved marijuana. Wright apparently owed Tucker for a “nickel bag of weed,” Rushton said.
Wright had a pocket knife with a 2- or 3-inch blade on him when he was arrested, Rushton said. Police know Tucker was stabbed at least once in the chest.
Rushton said there were several witnesses in the home when the stabbing happened.