Roommate arrested in Seneca man’s stabbing death

Donald Clark Walker
Donald Clark Walker

SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) – Seneca police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

Seneca Police Chief John Covington said officers responded late Thursday night to a stabbing on South Oak Street.

Police found a large amount of blood in the roadway and at a home. The victim was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he later died.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as 53-year-old Thomas “Tony” Ivester Mark.

Mark died from a stab wound to his abdomen, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release.

The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

Donald Clark Walker, 56, has been named a suspect in the deadly stabbing.

Police say officers had been dispatched to the house two hours before the stabbing.

Chief Covington says the two men got into a fight over a Bluetooth speaker, but no report was taken because there was no criminal activity and both lived at the home. He says there was no indication that the conflict would turn violent.

Walker is in the Oconee County Detention Center on drug charges.

Chief Covington said Walker is also jailed on a temporary custody order for attempted murder pending an investigation of the stabbing.

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