Dale A. Lisby
Dale A. Lisby
A special judge set bond at $20,000 surety for a man who was arrested Thursday on allegations he stabbed another man five times after an argument.

Dale A. Lisby, 31, of Madison, is charged with aggravated battery, a Class B felony; battery causing serious bodily injury and battery with a deadly weapon, both Class C felonies.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Mote requested bond be set at $20,000 surety, or $2,000 paid to a bail bondsman. Mote acknowledged Lisby had a limited criminal history - only a pending misdemeanor for criminal mischief - but since the allegations involved a weapon, Mote requested a higher bond.

Jason Pattison, Lisby's defense attorney, requested his client be placed on work release so he would not lose his job, or at the least have the bond lowered.

Senior Judge Ted Todd left the bond at $20,000 due to the nature of the allegations.

Lisby was arrested at the Englewood Motel after going to visit his estranged wife, Leah Lisby, and her boyfriend, Robert Davis, whom police allege Lisby stabbed.

Lisby's trial is tentatively set for Oct. 22.