Oak Park man charged in Emanuel County fatal stabbing

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A man has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of an Emanuel County man on Sunday.

Matthew Shepherd Findley, 23, of Oak Park was charged with murder and felony murder and is being held without bond, according to a statement by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office.

About 7 p.m. Sunday, deputies and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Oak Park, the statement said. Upon arriving, officers found Payon E. Collins, who had been stabbed by a knife or other sharp object. Collins, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Findley is currently at Emanuel County Jail. The case remains under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-237-7526 or 478-237-6360 after 5 p.m.

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