The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly stabbing in the Crossroads community Wednesday night.
A verbal argument turned deadly when a knife was produced on Whippoorwill Lane in Bay Minette around 11 p.m.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Henry Albert “Butch” Gibson, a 55-year-old from Bay Minette, lying dead in his front yard with a stab wound to the chest.
After interviewing nearby residents, deputies learned the fight started with a loud verbal argument between Gibson and two other residents, Lee Eric Snider and Aime Marie Baker.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, at some point during the argument, Snider attempted to leave and went to his truck (a GMC Yukon), but the argument continued between Gibson and Baker. Witnesses told deputies that Snider got out of the truck and got into a physical altercation with Gibson.
During the fight, Snider pulled out a “large hunting-type knife” and stabbed Gibson in the chest. Gibson fled toward his home, but fell in his front yard and later died.
Snider and Baker fled the Crossroads community but stopped by an area convenience store and called the 911 operator and reported the stabbing.
Deputies arrested Snider in the parking lot of the convenience store. Lee Snider is now charged with murder and waiting to be booked into Baldwin County Correctional Center.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.
The deadly stabbing Wednesday night comes three days after a deadly shooting in the same community. 74-year-old Buddy Broughton was found shot to death in the living room of his home.
Broughton was well-known in the community and owned a nearby convenience store. Deputies have yet to make an arrest in his murder.