LAUREL – Detectives from Laurel City Police Department have made a timely arrest in the city's second homicide in the last two years after a Laurel man was stabbed to death on Jan. 23 at a soup kitchen in Laurel.
Detectives arrested 35-year-old Reginald Alston, of Jessup, and charged him with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and other charges after he stabbed 54-year-old John Budd of Laurel to death.
According to Laurel City Police Department Chief, Rich McLaughlin, patrol units from Laurel Police Department along with fire/EMS units from Prince George's County responded to the Elizabeth House, 308 Gorman Ave for a stabbing call.
''Our officers were first on the scene," McLaughlin said. "They attempted to revive the victim until the arrival of fire department personnel who took over patient care and transported him to Laurel Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead."
McLaughlin said the two allegedly got into an altercation in front of the house resulting in Alston stabbing Budd and then fled the scene on foot.
A thorough investigation was conducted to include numerous interviews with witnesses who identified the suspect as Alston. He was apprehended without incident according to McLaughlin.