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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