NewsTreasure CoastRegion Indian River County


Suspect leads Indian River County deputies on I-95 chase after Jupiter doctor stabbed

Nicholas David Parchesco faces multiple charges, including attempted murder
Video from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office helicopter shows Nicholas David Parchesco lying on Interstate 95 following a high-speed chase with deputies Oct. 4, 2023, after a doctor was stabbed.
Posted at 9:38 PM, Oct 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-06 09:23:09-04

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A South Florida man accused of stabbing a Jupiter doctor is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase at high speeds on Interstate 95.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that they were contacted Wednesday afternoon by the Jupiter Police Department, notifying them of the stabbing.

Video posted on the agency's Facebook page said they received a report that the stabbing took place at a pediatric office.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said emergency crews responded to the 6000 block of West Indiantown Road just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and found a person had been stabbed. That person, who has not been identified, was taken to a local trauma center.

The suspect, identified as Nicholas David Parchesco, 28, of Margate, was spotted fleeing northbound on I-95 at more than 120 mph.

Indian River County deputies responded to the southern part of the county and waited for the vehicle.

The sheriff's office said their helicopter and deputies received the real-time information from their crime center and spotted the vehicle entering Indian River County.

Law enforcement said Parchesco dangerously attempted to elude deputies, but they were able to slow him down using stop sticks and eventually stop him.

Parchesco was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including attempted murder.

No one was injured during the pursuit and arrest.

However, the condition and identity of the doctor have not been released.