wallaceA resident of the northwest Arizona community of Yucca has been arrested for murdering an acquaintance. Buddy O’Brian Wallace, 24, was jailed Friday, October 16 for the multiple stabbing death of Charles John McCarty, 70.

McCarty was discovered dead in his travel trailer by neighbors conducting a welfare check on October 12. Court records indicated that Wallace was questioned the next day but was not arrested until three days later.

Court records indicated that Wallace did some yardwork for McCarty in February and that a witness told investigators that Wallace went inside McCarty’s home the evening before the murder was discovered. Wallace has confessed his involvement in the homicide, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.