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Warrant: Stabbing suspect charged with murder following fatal stabbing in Anderson Co.

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Virgil Wayne Owens (Source: ACSO) Virgil Wayne Owens (Source: ACSO)
Eric Tyler Simpson Heather Louise Alewine (Source: ACSO) Eric Tyler Simpson Heather Louise Alewine (Source: ACSO)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Anderson County on Friday night, per arrest warrants, and two others were arrested after helping him hide.

Deputies said a call came in about a reported stabbing on Old Denver Road just before 8 p.m. Multiple victims were reportedly wounded, two males with stab wounds and a female with apparent head injury.

According to a witness, the incident began as a verbal argument between the parties involved.

The Anderson County Coroner's Office said one of the male victims was treated by deputies and EMS on scene then transported to AnMed hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was identified as 30-year-old Michael Yon and suffered a single stab wound to the chest.

The other two victims were also transported by EMS to AnMed for treatment. There is no word on their conditions.

Deputies said a canine team was called to the scene to track the male suspect, who fled the area on foot. He was located by deputies at a residence on Greentree Road at about 10:30 p.m.

Deputies say Virgil Wayne Owens, 53 of Anderson, was charged with murder in connection to the incident. He is currently on probation and was tracked by his ankle monitor.

Heather Louise Alewine, 28, and Eric Tyler Simpson, 27, were also taken into custody and charged for being an accessory after the fact to a felony, the report said. According to the warrants, the pair was arrested for harboring Owens following the crime and assisting him in concealing evidence used in the crime. 

All three are incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center.

The incident is still under investigation and additional charges against Owens are pending.

Stay with FOX Carolina for details on this developing story.

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