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Suspect arrested in deadly southeast Las Vegas stabbing

Updated December 26, 2018 - 5:46 pm

A 25-year-old man facing murder charges in death of a man whose body was found in southeast Las Vegas turned himself in at the Clark County Detention Center on Christmas Eve, police said Wednesday.

Jarrid Johnson was booked into the Clark County Detention Center about 10:30 a.m. Monday and faces one felony count of open murder with a deadly weapon, jail records show. The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that Johnson walked into the jail about 9 a.m. Monday and told a corrections officer that he had killed a homeless man.

Corrections officers contacted homicide detectives, who interviewed Johnson before he was arrested, police said.

Johnson remained held without bail Wednesday, jail records show.

A 911 call came in about 6:45 a.m. Friday from someone who had found the body at the end of a cul-de-sac on Pinecrest Street, near the intersection of East Flamingo and South Sandhill roads, Las Vegas police said. It was not clear whether the man was killed at that location or whether his body had been dumped.

A Clark County coroner’s office spokeswoman said Wednesday that the man had been positively identified, but his name and cause of death will not be released until his next of kin have been notified.

His death was the 201st homicide this year in Clark County, and the 153rd investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department, according to records maintained by the Review-Journal.

Anyone with information may contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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