SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Authorities have arrested a Sioux City man in the stabbing death of a man last summer.

The Sioux City Journal reports a Woodbury County grand jury in November indicted 44-year-old Jeremy Lillich on one count of involuntary manslaughter. He was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Woodbury County Jail.

He’s charged in the June 3 stabbing death of 21-year-old James R.D. Purcell, of Sioux City.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a home and found Purcell had been stabbed. He later died.

Lillich had been serving a prison sentence on a drug conviction, but Corrections Department records show he would have been either on work release or parole when the stabbing occurred.

Court records didn’t indicate if he has an attorney who could respond to questions about his arrest.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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