19-year-old Jacoby Brooks is accused of stabbing to death 18-year-old Cody Souther, 18, in Lincoln County, NC on June 14, 2021.

Jacoby Brooks and Cody Souther

Jacoby Brooks and Cody Souther

Lincoln County deputies responded to NC Highway 150 East after 911 reports of a person being stabbed. Cody was located on the porch of a residence with a large stab wound to his upper chest area and bleeding heavily.

Cody was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Witnesses at the scene said the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and Jacoby was arrested.

Jacoby is now charged with second degree murder.