Homeowner, 80, fatally stabbed in Dallas after argument, police say

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A 40-year-old Dallas man was in custody Sunday, facing a capital murder charge, after an elderly man was fatally stabbed and robbed of more than $400 at his home.

The victim and the suspect had argued over money and the suspect’s work performance, according to WFAA/Channel 8. The suspect worked for the older man in the lawn-care business, the TV station said.

The victim was identified as Harry Noble, 80, of Dallas. He died Saturday morning from stab wounds in his neck and chest, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained Sunday by the Star-Telegram.

Officers arrested Allen Wayne Yater, 40, late Saturday. He remained in jail Sunday with bail set at $500,000.

The affidavit gave this account of the altercation:

On Friday, Noble and Yater began arguing about work Yater had done.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Yater stabbed Noble in the throat and chest at Noble’s home in the 3900 block of Deep Valley Drive. Noble died at the scene.

Hours after Noble was found dead, police arrested Yater without incident at a grocery store in the 300 block of Camp Wisdom Road.

During an interview, Yater acknowledged that he stabbed Noble, according to the affidavit.

He also told the investigators that after the stabbing, he took more than $400 and removed a surveillance recording system from Noble’s home, the affidavit says.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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