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Police: Danville man fatally stabbed in neck, suspect arrested | Top Stories

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND)-Police have arrested a man involved in a fatal stabbing.

According to police, on January 3, around 9:21 pm, officers responded to the area of ​​the 300 block of Harmon St in reference to a subject laying in the roadway.

Upon arrival officers located a 35-year-old Danville man with a stab wound to his neck.

The victim told police he had been stabbed by another man but was unable to provide further information due to receiving treatment for his wound.

The victim was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, for further treatment of his life-threatening injury.

Police report on January 4, around 9:39 am, officers were notified that the victim had passed away while receiving treatment.

After further investigation police learned that the victim had been in a verbal dispute with the suspect and that dispute became physical and the victim was stabbed.

Police identified the suspect as 41-year old Jesse Landers of Danville.

Landers were later found walking in the area of ​​Woodbury St and Chandler St. and was taken into custody.

The case was reviewed by the Vermilion County States Attorney’s Office and Landers was charged with first degree murder. He is currently being held at the Danville Public Safety Building awaiting arrangement in Vermilion County Court.

Further identification of the victim is pending notification by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation into this incident continues and no other information is being released at this time.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250. Or you can call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.

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