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The man who dragged the body faces charges, according to Arizona police


On November 6, 2022, a man was seen on camera dragging a body down the stairs at an apartment in Mesa, Arizona, police said. He now faces charges of second-degree murder.

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The video showed a man dragging a body up the stairs of an apartment complex in Arizona, police said.

But Michael Binion-Jones, 30, told Mesa police it wasn’t him after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 7, police said in a probable cause statement.

A personal surveillance camera captured Binion-Jones and the man walking up the stairs to the apartment on Nov. 6 after meeting in the complex’s parking lot, police said.

Witnesses who were with the man heard gunshots, police said.

Binion-Jones was later seen on the same camera dragging the man’s body down a flight of stairs and placing it in a landscaped area, police said.

The victim was identified Deangelo Tye, 36, the Mesa Police Department said in a statement.

A witness found the body in bushes after returning to the apartment to look for the man and calling authorities, police said.

When police arrived, they found drag marks inside the apartment where Binion-Jones’ girlfriend answered the door, police said.

There was also blood splatter on the door, police said.

Police said Binion-Jones was the only person seen on camera leaving the apartment, but he said he saw another person chasing a man inside the complex.

When the police showed him the video, he said it wasn’t him.

Court documents show Binion-Jones was arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder. His bail was set at $1 million, Maricopa County Jail records show.

The next court hearing is on November 15.

Helena Wegner is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter covering Washington state and the western region. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in journalism. She is in Phoenix.

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