Commerce Resident Charged in Murder of Greenville Man

Nov 30, 2012

One person has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death Wednesday of a Greenville man.

The Commerce Police Department announced that Myeisha Simone Garcia of Commerce has been arrested for the murder Wednesday morning of Jamal Stanton of Greenville. Stanton died of a stab wound in the upper left torso Wednesday morning in a Commerce hospital.

Garcia was arraigned of the charge and is being held in the Hunt County jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon.

According to the report from the police department Stanton was involved in an altercation at the Charter Apartments in Commerce.

At 12:32 AM Wednesday officers responded to a call from Hunt Regional Community Hospital advising that a stabbing victim had been brought into the emergency room. Hospital personnel performed life-saving measures, but were unable to revive Stanton.

Stanton’s death is the second homicide reported in Hunt County this year, and also the second this month.