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Cedar Grove man wanted in Saturday stabbing

Posted December 9, 2017 1:54 p.m. EST
Updated December 10, 2017 6:44 a.m. EST

— Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said the wider community had no reason for worry Saturday as his deputies investigated an early morning stabbing.

Deputies were called around 8 a.m. to 5705 Green Pine Road and found 50-year-old Anthony Latta. The call was initially reported as cardiac arrest.

"Any loss of life is unfortunate; however, this does not appear to be a random act of violence," Blackwood said in a statement.

Investigators identified Mori Farrell Jr, of 221 Sawmill Road in Cedar Grove, as a suspect in the crime and issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of first-degree murder.

Blackwood said the stabbing might be linked to drugs.

“All too often the crimes we investigate have a linkage to the sale and use of illegal narcotics,” he said.