Stabbing death in Elkhart

By: Ryan Famuliner Email
By: Ryan Famuliner Email

An apparent love triangle in Elkhart leaves one man dead and another in custody. Police believe an estranged husband stabbed his wife's boyfriend to death last night.

49-year-old Jon Reid was stabbed late last night in an apartment building at 517 High St. in Elkhart, and later died at the hospital.

And now, police say they have the man responsible is in jail.

Neighbors say they've heard arguing at the house before, but never thought it would lead to murder.

"This is really too close for comfort…and it's scary it's really scary," Said Anthony Johnson, who lives in the same building where the murder occurred

Who could blame Johnson for being scared? A man was stabbed to death in the apartment directly above him late Tuesday night.

He says the commotion woke him up shortly around 1:00am Wednesday.

"I heard somebody banging on the window or something like that; I looked on the window to check on my vehicle because all kinds of crazy stuff goes on around here," Johnson said.

Johnson says all he saw was a man leaving the building. Police later arrested 58-year-old Arthur Floyd Williamson, who they think stabbed his estranged wife's boyfriend to death.

"I really can't understand it, there must have been a better way to resolve it, but you know when people get angry, who knows what can happen," Johnson said.

Even though this appears to be a domestic dispute, Johnson says he and his neighbors are very nervous about staying in the building.

"My granddaughter who just got on the bus this morning, she's a little on the curious side, we've just been telling her something bad happened, and we'll talk to her later. We don't want her to worry about that kind of stuff right now, she's just starting school," Johnson said.

Johnson says he's planning to move out of the building as soon as possible.

"As soon as I find something I’m gone, I can't take this it's too much. It's too much," Johnson said.

About a dozen people currently live in the 4 units of the building on West High St.

Johnson says he had to go to the police station around 3:00 this morning to answer questions about what he witnessed. Police say the case has been turned over to the Elkhart county prosecutor's office.

They say an autopsy will be performed on Reid as soon as possible.

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