It has been greater than a yr for the reason that physique of 29-year-old Michael E. Mobley was found in a wooded space off Grafton Street, close to Boy Scout Camp Street.
Deputies and detectives had been dispatched to the scene on Nov. 4, 2022, the place they discovered Mobley’s stays in addition to numerous automobile elements, together with a mirror meeting, antenna and orange marker lights, main investigators to consider Mobley died after being struck by a automobile.
At the moment, a pal of Mobley, who they stated was additionally identified to many as Kimmy Rose, instructed The Dominion Put up Mobley, who didn’t have a automobile, may usually be seen strolling alongside Grafton Street.
Detectives had been later capable of decide the mirror meeting belonged to a 1985-1994 Chevy Astro van.
In keeping with a Thursday press launch from Monongalia County Sheriff Perry Palmer, expenses have been introduced in opposition to the suspected driver of the van they believed struck Mobley.
By way of their investigation, Palmer stated detectives had been capable of decide William T. Bailey, 24, of Michigan, was the driving force of the Chevy Astro that hit Mobley that day.
Warrants for Bailey’s arrest had been issued on Nov. 30, 2022, for negligent murder, Palmer stated.
Bailey evaded arrest for over a yr earlier than he was situated in Boston and extradited to Monongalia County on Dec. 20 to face the negligent murder cost. He was arraigned in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Courtroom and given a $5,000 cash-only bond.
As of Thursday afternoon, Bailey was nonetheless in custody at North Central Regional Jail.