Arthur Lee Robinson, 52, was charged with first degree murder, according to an arrest report from Hickory Police.
Officers were called to Robinson’s residence on 113 8th Avenue Drive SE in reference to a civil disturbance between two men on Sunday.
Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate the man in question. At approximately 4:46 p.m., officers returned to the residence and located victim, Kester Lee Hewitt, deceased from an apparent stab wound. Robinson was found outside the residence and was arrested by HPD, the press release said.
HPD spokesperson Chrystal Dieter said Robinson and Hewitt were roommates.