KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A 47-year-old man died early Monday following a stabbing at a Knoxville apartment complex. One suspect has been arrested, officials announced Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Marshall Nelson, 47 of Knoxville.

Mark Venson, 56, of Knoxville has been charged with second-degree murder in the deadly stabbing. Venson was booked Monday night at around 7:30 p.m. and remains in custody.

The Knoxville Police Department responded to the Vista Apartments at 938 Hall of Fame Drive at 12:05 a.m. Monday where officers found Nelson on the staircase with multiple stab wounds.

Nelson was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. KPD said Tuesday that It is alleged that Venson stabbed the victim, a 47-year-old man, during a physical altercation.

A KPD spokesperson said the Violent Crimes Unit is leading the investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.

There are multiple ways you can provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers. You can call 865-215-7165 or **TIPS, and go online at, via the free mobile app, P3 Tips, or on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.