FAIRBANKS, Alaska - UPDATE, 2:00 P.M.: According to Fairbanks Police Department, Lindsey Preshaw is the prime suspect in the murder of 43-year-old John Preshaw and they are not currently looking for additional suspects in the case. Police say they are working with the District Attorney's office and expect to file charges in the murder soon.
Alaska State Troopers arrested a Fairbanks woman last night on a charge of attempted murder. They apprehended 35-year-old Lindsey Preshaw just hours after Fairbanks police put out a bulletin seeking information about her whereabouts in relation to a suspected homicide on South Cushman Street.
Troopers say Preshaw stabbed a woman in Ester and stole her vehicle at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, dropping the alleged victim off near Parks Ridge Road. They say a good Samaritan stopped and helped Preshaw’s alleged victim. First responders took the woman to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where troopers say she is in stable condition.
Troopers say after dropping the victim off, Preshaw wrecked the car and got a ride to Nenana. Troopers tracked her to the town about 45 miles southwest of Fairbanks and arrested her there.
Preshaw is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and vehicle theft.
Troopers declined to comment on any connection between Preshaw and two suspected homicides that took place Monday and Tuesday on the 1500 block of South Cushman Street. The Fairbanks Police Department is investigating those cases and has yet to release details on Preshaw’s potential involvement, except to say they believe she may have information pertinent to the investigation of the Tuesday death of 43-year-old John Preshaw.