BLANCHESTER — The suspect in a Sunday night stabbing is in custody.
The investigation into the stabbing of Christopher Burress continued Monday as officers followed up tips on the whereabouts of suspect Corey Peck and continued to gather evidence in the case, Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt said Tuesday.
“Shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, Corey Peck contacted the police department via telephone” stating he was at an address in Pleasant Plain in rural Clermont County, and was prepared to surrender himself, said Reinbolt. “We contacted the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and briefed them on the situation and asked that they attempt to apprehend Peck at that address.
“Shortly before 8 p.m. the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Peck, and turned him over to Ptl. Kristen Jeffers of the Blanchester Police Department. He was then taken to the Clinton County Jail,” said Reinbolt.
Blanchester Police Sgt. Brian Noah went to the jail early Tuesday morning in order to interview Peck, 30, “who declined comment and invoked his right to an attorney,” said Reinbolt. He stands charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and he was to answer the charge in Clinton County Municipal Court Tuesday.
Reinbolt added that two cars were seized by police Monday and were to be processed for evidence Tuesday.
The victim has been discharged from the hospital, Reinbolt said.