DENVER – Police announced Wednesday they had arrested the man suspected of stabbing a co-worker to death last week at the Sysco food service plant in Denver.
Dawaune Ellis, 24, was taken into custody Tuesday night for investigation on first-degree murder charges.
He is accused of stabbing and killing 28-year-old Anthony Miles-Hollis to death at the warehouse, located in the 5000 block of North Beeler Street. The stabbing happened around 9:30 p.m. on April 5.
Miles-Hollis was stabbed several times and was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.
An affidavit for Ellis’s arrest says that Miles-Hollis had told others at the warehouse that Ellis had punched him in the face and given him a bloody nose before the stabbing occurred.
Another employee told police he’d watched Ellis come up from behind Miles-Hollis and stab him at least five times, then watched Ellis flee the scene.
Ellis remained at large for several days after the stabbing – even after police offered a $2,000 reward for his capture and prosecution on Sunday.
His next court appearance has yet to be set, according to court records.