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Victim of fatal Sam Cooper stabbing identified as Lafayette’s Music Room Chef

Jody Moyt
Jody Moyt(Moyt Family)
Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 3:31 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A known Overton Square restaurant chef has been identified in Sunday’s fatal stabbing along Sam Cooper Boulevard.

Jody Moyt, a chef at Lafayette’s Music Room, was pronounced deceased at the hospital following the stabbing.

Police say 57-year-old, Jonathan Brush, has been charged with second-degree murder.

According to police documents, Brush at 10:45 p.m. Sunday contacted 911 and requested police and an ambulance. Brush told the operator that a man in a Toyota Camry ran him off the road at Sam Cooper and Hollywood.

He allegedly told police the man was getting out of his vehicle and threatening him.

Police arrived and discovered the victim, Jody Moyt, inside his vehicle with multiple stab wounds to his upper torso and legs.

Brush was arrested at the scene and a silver pocketknife with red residue on the tip was found inside Brush’s Mercedes Benz, according to investigators.

Local restaurants released a statement on behalf of Lafayette’s stating:

“We are shocked and saddened by the news of the incident that allegedly occurred Sunday night. Our hearts sincerely go out to everyone involved in this horrible tragedy. As our teams attempt to make sense of this all, we appreciate your patience and understanding. We have every intention to move forward as wisely, intentionally and compassionately as possible....We encourage you to lift up thoughts or prayers, etc. for the families, friends and teams affected”.

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