MEDINA -- A Longview Road man is in the Medina County Jail being held on a $1 million bond after being charged with the stabbing murder of a friend Wednesday night over a broken bottle of liquor.
Police arrested Aaron Andrew Furin, 30, of Longview Road, in the stabbing death of James Daryl Carney, 37.
Police say several people, including Furin and Carney, were drinking and playing pool in a detached garage at 321 Longview Wednesday night.
An argument and physical altercation occurred in the garage involving Furin and Carney. Apparently the fight was sparked by someone breaking a bottle of liquor, police said.
Furin ended up with a bloody nose. He entered the house where he allegedly retrieved a large hunting knife. Carney was in the driveway near his vehicle when Furin confronted him with the knife.
Furin allegedly stabs Carney in the left side. Carney drove away. He went a short distance before losing control, left the roadway and nearly struck a house.
Another person at the house saw the knife and saw Carney drive away and called 911.
Police found Carney in his vehicle bleeding profusely and rendered first aid.
The Medina Life Support Team arrived and took Carney by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he died.
Police say that this is the city's first murder case in more than four years.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Carney's death was a homicide.