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Police: Suspect charged with murder after man was found stabbed to death near gas station

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Scene near Rutherford Street and Walker Street where police say man was found dead. (10/7/17 FOX Carolina) Scene near Rutherford Street and Walker Street where police say man was found dead. (10/7/17 FOX Carolina)
QT where death was reported. (10/7/17 FOX Carolina) QT where death was reported. (10/7/17 FOX Carolina)
Vernon Jordan (Source: GPD) Vernon Jordan (Source: GPD)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police said a man was charged with murder on Sunday after a body was found with multiple stab wounds near a gas station early Saturday morning.

Police said they received a call from a security guard at the QT on Rutherford Street in reference to a person that was possibly deceased at a nearby location just before 3 a.m.

Officers said found the body of a man laying on the ground near Rutherford Street and Walker Street, and appeared to be homeless and was located by another homeless couple, who informed the security guard at QT.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said an autopsy revealed the man died as a result of multiple stab wounds to the chest and his death is considered a homicide.

The coroner identified the man as George Pegram, 44, of River Hill Court in Taylors

On Monday, police confirmed an arrest had been made.

Vernon Evans Jordan, 48, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Greenville police said Jordan was initially arrested on Saturday after giving officers a false name on Harvley Street. Officers later discovered Jordan had evidence on his person that connected him to homicide and the murder warrant was later signed.

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