MOORHEAD — Michael Wollschloger and his girlfriend Liz Schnellbach live in the building where police found a stabbing victim Sunday afternoon. Wollschloger's son has a disability. He said they frequently need to take him to the emergency room. That afternoon, they were about to do just that when he heard a thundering from upstairs.
"I was about to open the door because I was wondering where all this noise was coming from," Wollschloger said.
Wollschloger said he saw two of his neighbors and a dog running in the hall.
"Just zoomed by, and then another thing zoomed by, then I heard, 'Help, help, someone call the police, he's trying to kill me.' Then I'm like, wait, what?," Wollschloger recalled. "At first, I thought the dog was trying to kill someone. And I'm just like, oh, okay. But then I heard another person zoom by, 'F you, F you, don't you call the F'ing police.' And I'm like, oh, okay yeah it's a person."
Police quickly showed up, finding the woman with life-threatening stab wounds. Officers say they found 27-year-old Juan Brown a short time later. They said Brown attacked a woman he is in a relationship with at the apartment.
After being treated at Sanford hospital for self-inflicted injuries, Brown was taken to the Clay County jail Tuesday morning. His criminal history shows multiple domestic abuse cases in Clay County, along with breaking a no contact order.
Wollschlogger and his girlfriend Liz Schnellbach said they do not know much about the victim. According to them, they have been keeping to themselves since the pandemic started.
Now they just hope the victim is okay.
"It's horrifying," Schnellbach said.
"It's scary, it's scary," Wollschloger added. "It's more scary than anything, and it's made us really question where we live. Because we had problems in this particular place since the beginning. We've lived here since late August."
The Moorhead Police Department have said the victim is still being treated in the hospital. She is now awake and able to talk.
The criminal complaint is supposed to be filed sometime in the morning of Wednesday, Jan 13, according to a court clerk.