Vidalia man charged with murder in Monday stabbing incident

Published 10:53 am Thursday, March 25, 2021

VIDALIA — A Vidalia man is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a man who later died in the hospital.

Joby Duck, 39, turned himself in at the Vidalia Police Department after Mardray T. Carr, 22, had been stabbed at the Rainbow mini-mart in Vidalia after 12 p.m. on Monday.

Carr was taken to Merit Health Natchez for emergency surgery and was later airlifted to Jackson where he died at approximately 6:30 p.m., law officials said.

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Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill said investigators believe the stabbing stemmed from a previous incident between Carr and Duck.

Duck’s bond has been set at $750,000.