A man convicted of conspiring to kill Jacob Glenn on Fox Island in 2013 now is charged with committing a Tacoma robbery and kidnapping that occurred as authorities searched for Glenn’s killers.
Pierce County prosecutors have asked the state Department of Corrections to bring Nevada Lee Pettes, 33, back to Pierce County for arraignment on the new charges Thursday (March 19).
They’ve charged him with kidnapping, robbery, burglary and felony harassment for a home invasion that took place Dec. 2, 2013, about 10 days after Glenn was robbed and stabbed.
Glenn, 23, was left to bleed to death near the Fox Island Grocery and Deli. An early-morning customer found his body.
According to court records filed this month, a Tacoma man who said he’d recently fired Pettes from a contracting job told police Pettes and another man broke into his apartment.
They threatened him with a gun and a baseball bat, forced him to go with them in his pickup and then robbed him of a cellphone, the truck and other items, the documents state.
The man escaped from the pickup and ran for help when Pettes stopped at a school to collect his daughter, according to the records.
The second intruder is not identified in the documents.
“The victim feared that the defendant and the unknown male were going to kill him,” deputy prosecutor Patrick Cooper wrote in a declaration for probable cause. “The defendant would make a comment about killing the victim, and the unknown male would tell the defendant to let the victim live for now.”
Pettes was arrested in February 2014 and charged in Glenn’s death.
Prosecutors said he and Jason Madron arranged to meet Glenn on Fox Island with the intention of robbing him. Madron admitted to stabbing Glenn during a struggle.
Pettes pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy charges in Glenn’s death and was sentenced in December to 15 years in prison. Madron pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for stabbing Glenn and got 18 years, eight months in prison.