South Tucson police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run; victim is ID'd

2014-04-15T12:43:00Z 2014-04-15T13:18:05Z South Tucson police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run; victim is ID'dVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

South Tucson police arrested a suspect in a deliberate hit-and-run that killed a man. 

Alkila Bonds, 44, was arrested Tuesday when officers executed a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of East 30th Street, Lt. Jeff Inorio, a South Tucson police spokesman said in a news release. 

The victim has been identified as Jerod Anthony Chaney, 40, but police have been unable to contact his family. 

A confidential source gave information about the suspect and the vehicle to the Tucson Police Department which gave the info to South Tucson police, the release said. 

Detectives found the suspect's vehicle at the residence "and it appeared that crude repairs to the damaged areas were attempted," the release said. 

Bonds was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and weapons misconduct and was booked into the Pima County jail. 

The slaying happened April 12 near South Fifth Avenue and East 31st Street. Police found a man lying in an alley with life-threatening injuries when responding to a report of a man who was struck by a vehicle around 7:45 a.m., the release said. 

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

Detectives learned the man was being chased by the driver of a silver four-door sedan and was intentionally struck before the driver fled the scene. 

Chaney may have relatives in Memphis, Tenn., the release said. 

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