A Marietta Man was in jail this morning after an alleged stabbing last night.
According to Marietta Police, a call was received just after 11 p.m. Tuesday reporting a stabbing at an apartment at 833 Second Street. Upon arrival, officers observed the apartment’s resident, 45-year-old William James Williams, with a one-inch wide puncture wound to the leg.
Williams told police there had been knocking and loud banging at his door. Opening the door, he was ambushed by a man and instantly stabbed with a silver blade about four inches long. A fight ensued into the kitchen. When Williams yelled at the man for stabbing him, the suspect abruptly stopped, denied stabbing him, apologized andidentified himself as Ronald Fisher, before fleeing the scene.
38-year-old Fisher, of 715 Greene Street, was found in the vicinity by police in a Dodge Durango and brought back to the scene for identification. Williams told police he did not know Fisher and had never seen him before. A 13-year-old female inside William’s apartment at the time of the stabbing said she knew Fisher and identified him as the suspect.
Under questioning, Fisher admitted dumping the knife in the 900 block of Front Street, where it was retrieved by police and found to match Williams’ wound.
Fisher provided a written statement to police confessing to stabbing Williams, was charged with Felonious Assault and taken to jail pending an initial court appearance.
William Williams was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital last night, where he was treated and released.