SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A Sioux City man charged in a fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty and been released after posting a bond.

The Sioux City Journal reports 44-year-old Jeremy Lillich pleaded not guilty and posted a $2,000 bond late Wednesday. He’s scheduled to appear at a court hearing March 16.

Lillich was arrested earlier Wednesday after being paroled from prison following a drug conviction.

A Woodbury County grand jury in November indicted Lillich on one count of involuntary manslaughter in the June 3 stabbing death of 21-year-old James R.D. Purcell, of Sioux City.

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

Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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