$750k bond for Pitt County man facing murder charges

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- A man accused of murdering another man made his first appearance before a judge Wednesday morning.

Alvin Tyson Jr., 30, is facing a murder charge in connection to a stabbing that happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitt County deputies say they received a call for a stabbing at a home on Kathryn Lane. When they arrived, they say Melvin Tyson was already dead.

Melvin was reportedly stabbed once in the lower abdomen. According to deputies, there was evidence of a fight because things were tossed around the home and it looked like there were defensive wounds on Melvin.

Major Paula Dance said Alvin admitted to stabbing Melvin, but deputies are still investigating the incident.

In court Wednesday, Alvin Tyson said he'll hire his own defense attorney. His next court date is set for July 25. The judge set his bond at $750,000.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says that a man is behind bars accused of murdering another man this morning.

Officials say that 30-year-old Alvin Tyson, Jr. has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Melvin Tyson. We're told there's no relation between the two.

Major Paula Dance says that it happened at 1740 Kathryn Lane around 5 a.m.

Investigators say that it appears there was an alcohol fueled argument between the two men and that Melvin Tyson was stabbed once. Deputies say that he was dead when they arrived at the scene.

Investigators say the two appeared to have been good friends and knew each other for some time.

The sheriff's office says the investigation is ongoing.