Stabbing suspect surrenders at jail

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Four days after a stabbing on Jackson Avenue, the Lewisburg Police Department's suspect surrendered at the Marshall County Jail where he's being held on $100,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault.

James Gladden, 40, of Jackson Park, a subdivision of mobile homes in the vicinity of the county garage, is accused in a warrant obtained by Police Detective Scott Braden in connection with the stabbing of Jeremy Lee, 35, a Marshall County resident.

Lee was treated and released at the Marshall Medical Center emergency room on Wednesday.

Gladden turned himself in 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.

"I did talk to him and he gave his side of the story," Braden said Monday. "He said he wanted to do the right thing and turned himself in."

Wednesday evening Braden described the events leading to the stabbing as a domestic situation including a woman and a disagreement over parenting.

Gladden was expected to appear before Marshall County General Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden on Tuesday when he would be officially advised about the charge. During such a "first appearance," defendants typically plead not guilty and have a discussion with the judge about getting a lawyer.

With police announcements about the stabbing and the department's request for help in finding Gladden, Braden said media attention "created enough heat on him that he felt that he couldn't hide out much longer."