One dead after man stabs his roommate in Loudon Co., LCSO says

Loudon County deputies responded to a stabbing in the Philadelphia area early Thursday morning.
Loudon County deputies responded to a stabbing in the Philadelphia area early Thursday morning.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 3:26 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 5:33 PM EDT
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PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WVLT) - A fight between two roommates ended in a fatal stabbing Thursday morning, according to a release from the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened around 12:00 a.m. in Philadelphia, Tennessee, when a man called 911 saying he had just stabbed someone, the release said. Deputies and EMS responded to the scene and found one man, Daniel Cisneros, 52, dead of several stab wounds.

Erick Santano, 20, was arrested and taken to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and interviewed.

“This is a tragic and senseless outcome to a very avoidable situation and our detectives are working diligently to examine all of the evidence available to us to determine why this happened” said Sheriff Jimmy Davis. “All of the evidence and findings will be presented to Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Office for their review. This is a very active investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.”

LCSO Spokesman Chief Deputy Zac Frye told WVLT News Santano was facing first degree murder charges.

The investigation is ongoing.