Felon runs over bicyclist, crashes into house, attacked by K9Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A wanted felon was captured in Phoenix after he reportedly ran over a bicyclist and crashed his car into a house.
Police and federal marshals had Joe Leon Standley, 38, under surveillance on Wednesday.
Federal marshals had a warrant for his arrest. He was being sought for a weapons violation.
According to police, Standley apparently became aware that the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force was following him and fled the scene. He ran a stop sign at 15th Avenue and Heatherbrae. He ran over a man on a bicycle and then crashed his car into the side of a house.
A 27-year-old female passenger sustained some minor cuts and bruises. Police say she is Standley's girlfriend.
Police say the bicyclist died at a local hospital. He has been identified as Sammy Durley Jr., 56.
Police had a helicopter overhead warning people in the neighborhood to stay inside because a wanted felon was on the loose.
Police found Standley hiding in bushes and took him into custody with the help of a police dog.
Standley reportedly sustained bite wounds and was transported to a hospital.
Standley faces charges of homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, endangerment and felony warrant for weapons violation. The investigation is still ongoing.