Crime & Courts

Charlotte man charged in fatal stabbing of woman he had dated

Jarel Moore
Jarel Moore Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

A Charlotte man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a woman he previously dated, police said.

Jarel Moore, 29, was arrested in connection with the death of 32-year-old Daphne Ellis, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said late Tuesday.

At 3:11 p.m. Nov. 15, CMPD was called to the 5900 block of South Boulevard, where they found Ellis with stab wounds. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

Two days later, police arrested Moore and charged him with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. He and Ellis had been in “a previous dating relationship,” police said.

Ellis died from her injuries Sunday.

Moore remains in Mecklenburg County Jail.

He was arrested last year in Mecklenburg County on a charge of violating a domestic violence protection order, records show. Moore previously was convicted in the county for resisting a public officer in 2009 and carrying a concealed weapon in 2006, court records show.

Adam Bell: 704-358-5696, @abell