Pictured is suspect Anthony Paul Kupreisis (photo courtesy of Peoria Police).
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Suspect arrested in Yuma for deadly stabbing at Peoria home

01/08/18

PEORIA – Peoria Police are investigating a homicide after a 57-year-old man was stabbed and killed on December 23, at approximately 3 p.m. at a residence near the 6700 block of west El Cortez Place.
When officers arrived on the scene, Jefferey Falesch, has sustained a single stab wound, and was then transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  The weapon used in the stabbing was recovered at the scene of the crime, Peoria Police Media Relations Officer, Brandon Sheffert, said in a press release.
Peoria Police determined that the suspect in the stabbing had fled the scene in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, and was identified as 30-year-old, Anthony Paul Kupreisis.  Authorities were able to detain him by releasing information about the suspect and his vehicle to surrounding law enforcement agencies in Arizona and California.
Border Patrol agents apprehended Kupreisis at a checkpoint on Interstate 8 in Yuma County when he was traveling eastbound back towards Phoenix.  Yuma County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Kupreisis where he was booked on one count of first-degree murder, and he will be transported back to Maricopa County this week, according to reports.
“We want to thank the U.S. Border Patrol, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, the media and the public for their assistance in locating this suspect,” said Officer Sheffert in the press release.
The investigation is still ongoing.