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Arrest made in stabbing death

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Monday, charged with felony murder in the May 1 stabbing death of Raynell C. White.

David Randal Cocklin, 56, was arrested Monday and charged with felony murder.

He was being held at the Allen County Jail without bond.

About 8:20 p.m. May 1, police were called to the Clark station at Wayne Trace and Drexel Avenue after a report of a fight and possible stabbing.

Officers found White suffering from a wound to his chest in the gas station parking lot near the street. He was taken in critical condition to a hospital where he died shortly thereafter, police said.

Witnesses told police White and Cocklin were seen fighting in the parking lot.

Cocklin fled from the area after the stabbing, but was found a short time later in a truck.

Cocklin was held as a person of interest, but charges were not immediately filed, police said.

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