The man suspected in a fatal stabbing in Flagstaff remains uncharged in the case and according to Flagstaff Police, is claiming self-defense. Flagstaff Police say 21-year-old James Womble was released from jail last Monday afternoon after a complaint was not filed in a timely manner. Because of that, Womble could no longer be held in custody. Womble was initially arrested on second-degree murder charges after he allegedly stabbed 63-year-old Peter Gillespie six-to-eight times with a pair of scissors after they were involved in a tenant-landlord dispute in the 200 block of South Agassiz nearly two weeks ago. Gillespie was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center where he passed away. According to police reports, Womble says he was attacked by Gillespie and was defending himself. He told police that he warned Gillespie he was going to stab him, but the victim then began to choke him. That’s when Womble said he stabbed him. One of Womble’s roommates told police he saw Gillespie throw a chair at Womble during the dispute. The Coconino County Attorney’s office is still waiting for toxicology reports and the completion of a DPS investigation before a final decision is made on possible formal charges against Womble.