FARRELL – A Sharon man confessed to investigators that he stabbed his girlfriend Thursday night, state police said.
Sa-bre Ryhem Chambers, 27, of 632 E. State St., Apartment 42, was charged Saturday with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, possessing instruments of crime, assault and reckless endangerment in the stabbing death of Natasha Talley, 41, of 110 Wallis Ave., Farrell.
Police said Talley had been stabbed multiple times in the torso.
Farrell police were called at 10:21 p.m. Thursday to Talley’s apartment, and found her unresponsive on the couch with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, according to a police criminal complaint.
Police also found two children under the age of 3 in the apartment. Both children were unharmed.
State police were called to assist in the investigation. They obtained a cell phone number for Chambers from an incident report after Farrell police had gone Wednesday to the apartment Wednesday for welfare check.
After police located Chambers’ cell phone at a hotel in New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, state police picked him up and interviewed him.
Chambers told police that he went to Talley’s apartment after work Thursday. He said they briefly argued because he talked to another woman.
Then, Chambers said Talley ran to a store down the street and was gone for more than an hour — longer than Chambers thought the trip should have taken — police said.
Police said the couple began to argue and Chambers grabbed a knife while Talley was sitting on the couch, he told investigators during the interview. Chambers said he stabbed her multiple times, but was unsure of the exact number, according to the criminal complaint.
Chambers told police he could not remember what happened right after that but he left the knife there. Police found the knife in Talley’s back yard.
Afterward, Chambers headed toward Pittsburgh, but ended up at the hotel.
Chambers was arraigned Saturday by video and placed in Mercer County Jail on $1 million bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. June 9 with District Judge Mary A. Odem, Farrell.