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Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

April 17, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Co-Worker (Ellis)

NEWS RELEASE

April 17, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

 

 

MAN CHARGED IN STABBING DEATH OF CO-WORKER

 

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has formally charged a man in the stabbing death of a co-worker.

 

Dawaune Ellis (dob: 01/23/1994) is charged with one count of murder in the first degree (F1) and one count of possession of a weapon by previous offender (F5).  He was arrested on April 11 and the charges were direct-filed in Denver District Court today.

 

The charges allege that on April 5, 2018, the defendant fatally stabbed 28-year-old Anthony Miles-Hollis at the Sysco of Denver food distribution warehouse at 5000 North Beeler Street and then fled. Prior to the stabbing, Ellis allegedly had punched and/or choked Mr. Anthony-Hollis.

 

The defendant’s first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.     See Colo. RPC 3.6