Police early Wednesday morning arrested “a person of interest” in the Jan. 17 stabbing of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant employee in the 22900 block of Highway 99.
According Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, detectives put together enough evidence to establish probable cause to arrest a 34-year-old Shoreline resident who has “an extensive criminal history from North and South Carolina.” Shoreline police located the man as he was walking along Aurora Avenue in Shoreline and arrested him at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Marsh said.
The suspect was transported to the Edmonds Police Department, where Edmonds detectives interviewed him. He was transported to the Snohomish County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.
The 40-year-old Domino’s Pizza employee was stabbed in the abdomen after he interrupted a car prowl around 11:20 p.m. in the Brentwood Plaza strip mall parking lot at 22914 Highway 99 in Edmonds. The suspect fled on foot, and a K9 track by Edmonds police — with assistance from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Mill Creek police, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol — was unable to locate him.
The victim is recovering at Harborview after undergoing surgery, according to his father, who lives out of state and didn’t want to be identified.
Marsh said the suspect’s name will be released after he is formally charged.