Police arrested a Long Beach man on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was intentionally hit by a car in late September, and later died of her injuries, police said Thursday.
Darnell Jones, 33, was taken into custody on Oct. 24, more than a week after authorities secured a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder. Earlier that day the victim, Miasha Riddick, 34, of Long Beach, died after police were summoned to the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue in South Wrigley on a call of a person in need of medical assistance.
The county coroner on Nov. 1 determined that Riddick’s death was related to the injuries she sustained after being hit by a car on Sept. 26 in the same area.
Police secured a warrant on Oct. 13 but weren’t able to locate and arrest Jones until weeks later. It’s unclear whether he will be charged or arrested on suspicion of murder in Riddick’s death. Police did not elaborate on the relationship between the two, but described the incident as domestic violence.
Jones is being held on $1 million bail at Long Beach City Jail. The case has been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, which will determine whether to file charges.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Ethan Shear or Domestic Violence Detective Kevin Ong at 562-570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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