Assailant got $150 from man on 1st Ave. N. during stabbing

Friday, December 11, 2009

One man cut another's throat leaving no witness to a robbery that would have netted $150, Lewisburg Police say as their investigation continues in an attempted murder case.

Prosecution of Jerry L. Hunter, 50, of 416 1st Ave., North, is scheduled to continue at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, according to the Marshall County General Sessions Court Clerk's Office. The Public Defender's Office was assigned to represent Hunter who spoke with Bill Harold, an attorney with that state office.

Hunter is charged with attempted murder in the Dec. 3 stabbing of Cleveland Holder, 52, of 432 1st Ave., North. Holder was taken by Air Evac helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where surgeons repaired his neck.

"It appears the victim ... had $150 taken in the robbery," City Police Detective Sgt. David Henley said Tuesday night. "The money was in his wallet when it was taken."

Holder's wallet was found on the roof of a building next to his home, Henley said early this week.

People with information about the stabbing and robbery are being asked to call the city's Criminal Investigation Division at 359-3800, or CrimeStoppers at 359-4867.