PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 67-year-old man has been arrested after police said he stabbed two people at the Baymont Inn in Prince George County.
Ollie Lankford Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland has been charged with with second-degree murder and malicious wounding.
Prince George County Police responded to a stabbing at the Baymont Inn on Sunday night just before 10 p.m. At the scene, they found a man and woman in the courtyard suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The man, identified as 45-year-old Willie Walden Jr., died at the scene. The woman was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
According to Prince George County police, the two victims had been living at the inn for the last couple of months.
Throughout their investigation so far, police learned more about the suspect and victim’s connection to each other.
“We learned that these were actual mutual friends that had gotten into an argument,” said Alexis Grochmal, Public Information Officer for Prince George County Police.
The hotel manager of the Baymont Inn and Suites said Lankford and Walden are both veterans
Lankford is being held at the Riverside Regional Jail.
Grochmal said this investigation marks the second homicide for Prince George County this year, but the number of this type of violent crime is unusually high for the area.
“Just had one back in the beginning of June,” she said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George County Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at (804) 733-2777; you can also send your tip using the P3tips app.