A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges following the stabbing death of a man on Fox Island in November.
Jason Madron, 30, was arraigned Monday at the County-City Building in Tacoma. He’s charged with stabbing Jacob Glenn, 23, of Fox Island.
Detectives arrested Madron Dec. 27 after they interviewed people connected to the case and searched phone records, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.
It was an unsettling crime for the community, he said.
“You don’t expect this kind of crime on Fox Island,” Lindquist said.
Glenn was stabbed once in the chest near a gas station on Fox Island in November.
Detectives believe Madron and his friends drove from Tacoma to Fox Island to meet Glenn during the late hours of Nov. 20 for a drug deal.
Instead of paying for the drugs, Madron allegedly attempted to rob Glenn, and both men got out of the car, where a struggle ensued. That’s when prosecutors allege Madron stabbed Glenn.
Glenn’s body was found the following morning outside the gas station. The Pierce County Medical Examiner determined he died of a single stab wound to the chest, and it severed a major artery, according to a news release from the prosecutor’s office.
Madron is being held at the Pierce County Jail on $2 million bail.
“At that price, I expect he’ll stay (in jail) until trial,” Lindquist said.
The trial is set to begin Feb. 25.