Second man charged in deadly Fox Island stabbing

Staff writerJanuary 29, 2014 

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a second man with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jacob Glenn, whose body was discovered in November outside a Fox Island grocery store.

Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley issued an arrest warrant for Nevada Lee Pettes, 32, on Tuesday.

Prosecutors contend Pettes and Jason Madron, 30, planned to rob Glenn of marijuana and money either late Nov. 20 or early Nov. 21 in the parking lot of the Fox Island Grocery and Deli.

Madron is accused of stabbing Glenn, who was a 23-year-old Gig Harbor resident, once in the chest during a struggle. The wound severed an artery, and Glenn died at the scene. A customer who stopped to buy gas at the grocery the morning of Nov. 21 discovered Glenn's body.

Madron has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is being held in jail on $2 million bail.

A witness later told police she heard Pettes ask Madron why he'd stabbed Glenn since they'd already robbed him, court records show.

Madron allegedly replied, "I didn't mean to kill him. I just stabbed him one time. I didn't expect him to die."

Glenn's family has said he was not involved with drugs and was on track to run a water testing and filtration business.

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