AKRON, Ohio -- A 44-year-old man is dead from a stab wound to the chest.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says the victim was found on the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of Garfield Street around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

He has been identified as 44-year-old Shawn Belville.

Police say the suspect, 33-year-old Crystal Bruce, is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and illegal cultivation of drugs. She was booked into Summit County Jail.

According to police, Bruce and Belville were involved in a verbal altercation prior to her stabbing him.