Ledbetter turns himself in

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn man accused of stabbing his ex-wife more than 15 times has turned himself into police.

Wednesday a judge refused to set bond for Charles Ledbetter, saying he is a flight risk and the woman he's accused of trying to kill, his ex-wife, is still recovering in Intensive Care.

Wednesday afternoon, Charles Ledbetter, was handcuffed and led into the Lee County detention facility by two Opelika detectives. It appeared the 26-year old Auburn man had cuts or bruises on his head and arms. Ledbetter turned himself into police Wednesday morning.

Detectives say Sunday night he broke into his ex-wife's apartment at Ski Lodge on 280 and was waiting when she and a male friend came home around 11. Police say they started arguing and Ledbetter took out a pocket knife.

"The female victim was stabbed anywhere between 15 and 20 times in her back and left arm. One of her stab wounds actually punched her left lung," said Captain Allan Elkins.

Detectives say when her friend tried to break up the fight, Ledbetter stabbed him in the shoulder , causing a three inch wound. He was treated and released at a local hospital.

Meanwhile, in divorce documents obtained by News Leader 9, the two separated in April of this year. Ledbetter filed for divorce at the end of May. Up until now the two shared joint custody of a young child, who's mother is now in ICU and who's father is in jail, accused of trying to kill her.