Woodville woman charged with attempted murder for Sunday morning incident

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Marilyn Renea Cox, 38, is charged with attempted murder. (Photo: Marshall County Sheriff's Office)

WOODVILLE, Ala. – A Woodville woman is being held in the Marshall County Jail for a charge of attempted murder. Marilyn Renea Cox is accused of stabbing a man around 1 a.m. Sunday, January 24.

Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said deputies were called to a disturbance at 1076 Cavern Cove Road in Woodville. The victim, Clarence Wade Leslie, 66, was stabbed several times and flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Investigators arrested Cox, 38, and took her to jail. She is charged with attempted murder and is being held without bond at this time.  Cox lives at the residence on Cavern Cove Road.

Investigators are still working to piece together what caused the initial disturbance that led to the stabbing.