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Police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing at Denver Sysco warehouse

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 15:39:36-04

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.