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Man jailed in city stabbing

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A local man turned himself in Monday shortly after another man turned up at Mary Washington Hospital with a serious stab wound, police said.

Someone dropped off a 27-year-old Locust Grove man at the hospital about 4:40 p.m., Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said. The victim had a serious stab wound to his stomach and was rushed to surgery. It was not clear how he got to the hospital, but it wasn’t by ambulance, police said.

A short time later, a 48-year-old man turned himself in at city police headquarters in connection with the stabbing, Bledsoe said. Marlon Cortez Brown was charged with malicious wounding and placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Bledsoe said police were not looking for Brown when he turned himself in and aren’t sure what led him to do so. She said police are still trying to determine what led to the attack.

Brown is no stranger to area police. Among his prior convictions was one for distributing cocaine in Fredericksburg in 1992 for which he was ordered to serve 10 years in prison. He also had a possession charge in Stafford in 2008 that ended up netting him a six-month sentence.