Man held on charges of attempted murder in stabbing

CNJ staff

A man is in jail on charges of attempted murder after investigators say he stabbed a Curry County woman 15 times while she slept in her bed early Sunday morning.

James Gilbert, 31, is charged with aggravated burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and attempted murder, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller.

Gilbert is being held without bond, jail officials said.

Waller said Kathleen Webb, 38, is in serious but stable condition at a Lubbock hospital.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, sheriff’s deputies responded to 1237 Ranchero Rd. for a report of a stabbing, records show.

Waller said an investigation revealed Webb was sleeping in her bed when Gilbert broke into the home and began stabbing her, then fled.

The knife was left at the scene, he said.

Deputies located and arrested Gilbert in Texico shortly after 6 p.m.

Waller said Gilbert’s estranged wife Lindsay Gilbert lives in Webb’s home and the attack appears to be the result of an ongoing domestic dispute.