Stabbing suspect had faced protective orders

Saturday, July 5th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A man arrested in the stabbing death of his girlfriend has faced protective orders filed by four different women since 1994, court records show.

Records also indicate that Mark Jason McCorkle, arrested Thursday night on suspicion of stabbing Lesley Ann Lamborn, also has a history of assaults and DUIs.

Police on Friday identified Lamborn, who authorities said was stabbed repeatedly in the face, chest and arms. She was dead by the time police arrived.

"It's just senseless," Detective Harry Hunt said of the crime that occurred after the couple reportedly had an argument around 10 p.m. in Lamborn's residence.

McCorkle was still on the phone with police dispatchers when he directed officers to the bedroom of an apartment where they found Lamborn's body, a jail booking report states. The report also shows he lived in the apartment with Lamborn.

Records show McCorkle, 29, has been charged at least three times with violating protective orders filed in Tulsa County since 1994, court records show.

He was convicted once and other charges were dismissed when prosecution witnesses failed to show up for trial, court records indicate.

McCorkle also has three DUI convictions since 1999 and was imprisoned from August 2000 until July 2001. He also was convicted of assault and battery in December 2002.

Lamborn, 24, graduated from Jenks High School in 1996, Hunt said, and has family in the area. The detective said her apartment was well-kept.

"She had stuffed animals -- stuff like that," he said. "(She) looked like a typical young lady. There were pictures of her parents. She didn't appear to be like so many we see."