After a Thursday, Aug. 24 homicide that took place in unincorporated Guilford County in the Adam’s Farm community, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department didn’t give out many details – and even kept mum about the method of murder.

However, at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 – after the arrest of the alleged perpetrator – Sheriff Danny Rogers held a press conference and revealed details about the strange crime and also named the suspected killer.

That attack left one woman dead and another – the deceased woman’s niece – badly injured at about 10 a.m. on Aug. 24.

 Deputies from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department – along with other law enforcement agencies – began investigating the homicide at 5600 Wellsley Drive West in Adam’s Farm.

The department did have a picture of the suspect that it released several days later and that likely helped, because now the department has a suspect – 28-year-old Maliq Anthony Marshall-Hardy – in custody.

Rogers said Marshall-Hardy (pictured above) broke into the home and attempted to steal 70-year-old Gwendolyn Flood’s vehicle.  At the time, Flood’s niece was visiting. Flood was run over by Marshall-Hardy and the niece was stabbed during the incident.

Rogers began the press conference by stating that this arrest was a highly collaborative effort between many law enforcement agencies.

He also said that, at the Wesley Drive West residence, Marshall-Hardy was confronted by Flood, who owned the home, as well as by 28-year-old Jessica Perry, who was visiting.

 Hardy attempted to steal Flood’s vehicle and, while behind the wheel, ran over Flood twice, leading to her death.

During the altercation, Rogers said, Marshall-Hardy also repeatedly stabbed Perry, who’s currently in stable condition at a local hospital.

After the assault, Marshall-Hardy fled in the stolen vehicle, which was later found in Iredell County.

Rogers said investigators “conducted interviews, gathered evidence, utilized various investigative techniques and identified Hardy as the offender.”

He also said there didn’t appear to be any connection between the attacker and the victims.

“At this time there is no reason to believe Hardy knew or had any other encounter with Miss Flood or Miss Perry prior to this incident,” Rogers said.