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Suspect in Rhode Island murder case caught at Pine Valley border crossing

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 11:05:23-04

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rhode Island last month was apprehended apparently trying to cross from California into Mexico.

U. S. Border Patrol says 35-year-old Michael Domenech approached the checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley, in a car at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

When agents approached the driver, he drove away from the checkpoint. Authorities say agents used a tire deflation device to deflate one of the car's tires.

The pursuit continued for 20 minutes until Domenech was taken into custody.

Domenech is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of Cory Vargas in Providence on Sept. 24.