A man was arrested on Tuesday in Phoenix for fatally strangling a Black lady on a public bus last week. According to 12 News, the accused, Joshua Bagley, has been recognized as a person of interest in the murder of Diane Craig, and police have revealed that they are looking for him.
The 41-year-old woman was discovered unconscious on the bus. She had strangling marks on her neck when she was taken to the hospital. However, she died as a result of her injuries. Internal decapacitation was her cause of death, according to doctors.
Bagley, 26, was charged with one count of first-degree murder after the incident. The amount of his bond is $2 million. Authorities also said the man was wanted on a felony warrant out of Mohave County. The warrant was issued for using an unauthorized mode of transportation and causing criminal damage.
The bus picked up both Bagley and Craig at the South 22nd Avenue bus stop, according to investigators. The bus driver told authorities that there were no other passengers on the vehicle but the two of them and that they sat at the back together. The driver stated that he heard a noise coming from their way but ignored it.
According to 12 News, the suspect was caught on camera strangling Craig and shoving her to the floor on the bus. He was also observed tying bag straps over Craig’s neck and turning them around repeatedly.
The suspect, who police said matched Bagley’s description, then proceeded to grab goods from Craig’s possession before exiting the bus. When the driver finally spotted Craig during a bus check, she was unresponsive.
“She did not deserve this at all.” “Our family is in pain,” Roshuanda Boss, Craig’s cousin, said.
Bagley was caught after police received a tip. Bagley informed authorities that despite shaving his head and facial hair at the time of his arrest, he looked like the guy on the video. Prior to Bagley’s arrest, Craig’s family, in addition to demanding justice, asked the public to contribute leads that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.
Bagley was arrested on May 1 at the Maricopa County Jail, according to authorities. On May 3, he was, however, released. Bagley was also found guilty of disorderly conduct and attempting to elude police. However, after completing a year of his two-year sentence, he was released. That occurred in May of last year.