A Dayton man is facing murder charges after police say he stabbed a woman to death at an apartment complex Friday.
Glenda Pope, 65, of Dayton, was identified as the victim stabbed to death Friday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Police were called to the Wentworth Apartments in the 2700 block of Wentworth Avenue around 7 p.m. by the property manager for the building. In a 911 call obtained through a public records request, the man told dispatchers he saw blood in a hallway and heard a woman screaming in one of the apartments.
“You said someone is being stabbed?” A dispatcher asked the caller in a 911 call.
“Yes, there’s blood all out here,” the caller answered.
The property owner said Pope normally lived alone, but there had been a male staying in the resident, according to an affidavit and statement of facts.
Police said Deantre Lloyd, 42, was seen exiting the apartment in question as officer approached it. When he saw police, Lloyd ran down the hall, up the stairs and toward the exit.
Lloyd was taken into custody when he exited the building. Police noted in court records that his shirt and pants had blood on them and that he had a bloodied knife in his possession.
Officers inside the apartment found an Pope unresponsive. She had been stabbed multiple times. Pope was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries, according to the affidavit.
Police said the apartment was “covered in blood,” according to court records.
Major Brian Johns with Dayton Police Department said that Pope and Lloyd were known to each other.
“They knew each other and he would sometimes come over and stay at her apartment with her, just more like friends,” Johns told News Center 7′s Mike Campbell.
Police said they are unaware of any prior history of Lloyd threatening Pope.
Lloyd denied stabbing the woman or seeing any blood in the apartment. He was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.
The Wentworth Apartments are owned by Greater Dayton Premier Management. News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis called its offices Saturday evening for a comment and got a recorded message. A message could not be left and Lewis emailed its administration.
We’ll update this story as we learn more.