Thursday, June 9, 2022

Inkster man facing murder charge in stabbing death

An Inkster man is facing first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of a man and the victim's dog.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jason Edward Barnes, 47, of Inkster, in connection with the fatal stabbing of Carles Randall Tye, 60, also of Inkster. 

According to the prosecutor, Inkster police officers were dispatched at about 9:17 p.m. May 14 to a residence in the 30050 block of Annapolis Circle in response to a reported stabbing. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim in the kitchen with a kitchen knife in his upper left abdomen. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. 

In court charges, it is alleged that Barnes stabbed the victim, fatally injuring him. It is also alleged that the defendant  stabbed the victim's dog before fleeing the scene. Investigation by the Inkster Police Department led to the arrest of the defendant on May 15. The warrant request was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in late May.

Barnes was charged May 28 with one count of premeditated first-degree murder. He was arraigned June 1 in 22nd District Court and remanded to jail where he remains incarcerated, according to official reports.