Scottsdale police arrest a suspect in bicyclist’s death
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say they’ve arrested a suspect in death of a bicyclist earlier this year.
They say 49-year-old Daniel James Hinton was taken into custody without incident Wednesday and is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder.
It’s unclear if Hinton has a lawyer yet.
Police say 58-year-old Bryan Blair was riding his bike the evening of Feb. 22 when an unidentified man deliberately stuck a long metal object into the front spokes.
Blair was thrown over the bike and died a few weeks later in a hospital.
Witnesses told police that the suspect got into the driver’s seat of a car occupied by a passenger and fled the scene.
Police say detectives used surveillance videos, witness statements and technical evidence to place Hinton at the crime scene.