Man arrested in Beech Grove stabbing
Steve Jefferson/Eyewitness News
Beech Grove - Homicide detectives have arrested 20-year-old Malcolm Williams in connection with a stabbing attack on two people overnight.
Williams was arrested on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Police say Williams stabbed 25-year-old Mallory Olhausen and 21-year-old Jonathon Tolan at Beech Meadow Apartments around 2:00 am Tuesday. Police have not named a motive.
Officers found the woman's two children - ages four and one - asleep and unharmed in separate bedrooms.
The three worked at Walmart together where managers reportedly suspended Williams for harassing Olhausen.
Tolan spent most of Tuesday in surgery after suffering stab wounds to the face, neck and back.
He ran to a relative's apartment nearby for help after the attack. Tolan remains in serious condition.
Williams is being processed on the charges and will likely appear in court later this week to hear formal charges.
Johnny Towalid was questioned by Beech Grove police on the whereabouts of his friend Malcolm Williams. Towalid spoke to Channel 13 in an exclusive interview right after speaking with police. We asked him if he believed Williams had anything to do with the stabbings.
"Absolutely not. I think it's ridiculous. I would never see Malcolm doing something like that," said Towalid.
Tolan named Malcolm Williams as his attacker. Eventually, Beech Grove homicide detectives tracked down Williams.
"He was located at what we believe is his parents' home on the south side of Indianapolis," said Rich Witmer, Beech Grove chief of police.
Both the stabbing victims worked at a local Walmart with Williams. Walmart reportedly suspended Williams after a complaint he harassed Olhausen on the job, something that is most likely part of the investigation.
"If it is, I can assure you that its being looked into as well," said Witmer.
After playing video games with Malcolm Williams part of the night, his friends are convinced someone else is responsible for the stabbing and that their longtime friend had nothing to do with it.
"We were playing a game. We like playing games and that's why I believe Malcolm," said Towalid.
"It could happen to anybody. It's really scary when it's right across the hall from you," said Debbie Lee, a neighbor.
Call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS with information on this case.