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Arrest Made in Gruesome Tempe Hit-and-Run Case

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Tempe police announced over the weekend that an arrest was made in last week's hit-and-run that left a Mesa bicyclist dead.

Cody Ryan Davis, 22, was arrested Saturday night at his home in Mesa after police say he was the man behind the wheel of the car that hit and killed 32-year-old Jason Scott. Davis then drove off as though nothing happened.

Police released a video of the crash -- it's pretty brutal; the dude just gets crushed -- which we'll show you one more time after the jump.

Tempe police had been looking for the suspect's vehicle, a gold or beige 2002-2007 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable that may have had a missing passenger-side mirror and may have had damage to the front passenger side.

Cops checked auto repair shops, restaurants, and other businesses in the surrounding area looking for the car.

Several tips were called in, one of which led police to Davis.

Davis, police say, made admissions regarding the crash.

Because Davis was arrested a week after the incident, determining whether he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash will be difficult.

Police say the investigation into the crash is still open.

For now, though, Davis has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class 2 felony.

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