AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested Friday in connection to a deadly stabbing on a Capital Metro bus in early June, the U.S. Marshals announced Saturday.
Joshua Anthony Trevino, 17, faces a murder charge in the case. Trevino was booked in the Travis County Jail, according to a U.S. Marshals release.
A Lone Star Fugitive Task Force investigation led U.S. Marshals to an apartment complex on New York Drive, where Trevino was arrested without incident.
According to the arrest affidavit, police identified the suspect using his ankle monitor. Police tried to reach Trevino, but he ran away and believed he removed his ankle monitor. Trevino also faces a bond violation for an original charge of theft of a firearm, according to the U.S. Marshals.
A nearby store owner who spoke to police said a man walked in around 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. and said someone was threatening to stab him, according to an affidavit. That man matched the description of the person who died at a bus stop in the 12400 block of North Lamar Boulevard, near Indian Mound Drive south of Parmer Lane. He was later identified as Tony Glenn Kelley.
A CapMetro bus’ security camera captured the moment Kelley boarded a bus at 1:12 p.m. and began walking toward the suspect.
“Kelley approaches the suspect in close proximity, in what appeared to be an aggressive manner but never made any physical contact with the suspect. The suspect quickly responds by stabbing Kelley multiple times,” the affidavit said. Kelley punched the suspect, and the suspect kept stabbing, the affidavit said, before he ran off the bus.
“Kelley then walked off the bus and stood at the bus stop and the bus driver began to travel southbound on N. Lamar Boulevard,” the affidavit continued. CapMetro confirmed the bus driver, who is an employee of CapMetro’s contractor MV, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal and criminal investigation.
Shortly after 2 p.m., police investigated after Kelley was found injured sitting at a bus stop bench. Austin-Travis County tried to save his life, but he died at the scene.
Police said this incident appears to be isolated, and there seems to be no threat to the public.
In an earlier release, detectives said anyone with information or video should call 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), use the new Crime Stoppers app or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org.