This story has been updated to include information about the arrest as well as to include reporting about other murders in 2019.

A 17-year-old was charged with murder Wednesday after telling Denton police he used a bayonet to attack a man during what police said was a confrontational drug deal Saturday night in Denton.

Noah Brunson was booked into the Denton City Jail on Wednesday morning on a murder charge. His bond was set at $100,000. A Denton police spokeswoman said Brunson turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Police have accused him of stabbing to death Isaiah Rahimi, 20, Saturday night in the parking lot of the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in the 3600 block of East McKinney Street. The spokeswoman said Brunson told police he used a bayonet when he stabbed Rahimi.

Noah Brunson

Noah Brunson

A probable cause affidavit for Brunson’s arrest says Rahimi and Brunson encountered each other when two groups of people met in the parking lot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a marijuana drug deal. The document alleges Brunson pulled out a bayonet and stabbed Rahimi.

A Denton ISD spokeswoman said late Wednesday morning that nobody with Brunson’s name had been enrolled in the district for at least two years.

This is the fourth homicide of the year in Denton.

The first was in February, when 25-year-old Delisha McPeters allegedly drove an SUV into 17-year-old Cameron Fleming. Fleming died more than a week after he was hospitalized. McPeters was indicted on murder in May.

About that time, police found the decapitated body of Sarah Warriner, whose son, Isaac Warriner, was arrested after a police chase into Oklahoma and charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and, eventually, murder.

The third homicide was in late September. In that one, police say 39-year-old Anton Thorp told police he shot and killed Bridgette Antoinette Forte in their home.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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