Police arrest suspect in fatal domestic stabbing

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police make an arrest in a fatal stabbing Sunday night on Bailey Avenue.

It happened in the 1500 block before 9 PM.

Officers found 30-year-old Ashley Cates dead, with several stab wounds. Family members gave us this picture of Cates and they say she had just moved into that neighborhood.

Investigators identified 57-year-old Tyrone Murphy as the suspect on the scene. He was taken into custody Sunday night.

Murphy faces charges of Criminal Homicide and Tampering with Evidence.Investigators are still looking for more information on the case.

The family says that visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th, at 4:00 pm at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy. The funeral is set for Friday at 1:00 pm at the same funeral home.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department.

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