Man charged in Willoughby stabbing death - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man charged in Willoughby stabbing death

Lawrence Morgan (Source: Willoughby Police) Lawrence Morgan (Source: Willoughby Police)
Police say this is the weapon used in the stabbing. (Source: Willoughby Police) Police say this is the weapon used in the stabbing. (Source: Willoughby Police)
WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) -

A 53-year-old Willoughby man has been charged with murder and tampering after a stabbing inside his apartment, police said. 

Lawrence Morgan was arrested after police said they got a call from a landlord who believed one of his basement apartment tenants had been stabbed to death. 

Officers found one man dead inside the apartment. The victim was later identified as 47-year-old Eric Johnson. 

A verbal argument between Johnson and Morgan turned into a physical altercation, police said. 

Johnson had two knife wounds to his front torso, according to police report. 

Officers searched Morgan and later located him at a nearby restaurant at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

He was arrested and placed on a $500,000 bond. 

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