A grand jury has indicted Daren Vaughn on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and related weapons offenses in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Tyrell Swann. Vaughn pleaded innocent to all charges Thursday and a trial date is scheduled for March 2014.
Police found Swann lying on his kitchen floor in a large pool of blood around 11 p.m. on September 27, 2012. At a preliminary hearing last year, prosecutors alleged that Vaughn attempted to rob Swann after an evening of drinking at the apartment complex where they both lived.
A witness told police that after an altercation outside their building, Swann threw a chair at Vaughn and then ran into the house. The witness said that Vaughn then forced his way into Swann’s apartment and stabbed him once in the chest.
Vaughn is scheduled for a status hearing October 4.
The indictment is below.