UPDATE | Woman arrested, charged with fatal stabbing in Macomb

By Jaycie Doerr, WC Editor-in-Chief & NEWS3 Assistant Executive Producer

MACOMB, Illinois (WESTERN COURIER/NEWS3) – Police have arrested and charged Portia Garrison, 28, with the stabbing death of Rickey Haymer, 27, which occurred Feb. 7. Garrison was charged with first degree murder and is being held at McDonough County Jail.

Macomb Police Department (MPD) responded to a report of a stabbing at 1680 Wheeler Circle in Macomb at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Officers found Haymer on the floor with stab wounds. Haymer received medical aid and was transported to McDonough District Hospital. At approximately 7 a.m., Haymer was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, police took Garrison into custody. Police believe that the injury occurred during a domestic dispute. There were two children in the house at the time of the altercation.

MPD continues to investigate the incident and has asked for the public’s cooperation. Anyone with information on the incident, should contact the non-emergency number at (309) 833-4505.

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