- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect has been arrested in the assault of a bus driver in Mesa earlier this month.

Mesa police say 27-year-old Robert Nathaniel White is being held on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault.

Police had been searching for a suspect who repeatedly punched the driver at least 20 times in the head and face on the morning of Sept. 8.

They say a man asked the driver to move the bus so he could get his bicycle, but the driver was unable to because the street was flooded.

Police say the suspect became angry and attacked the driver, who was in his seat with his seatbelt fastened.

The man then fled the area on his bicycle.

White’s bond is set at $25,000. He doesn’t have a lawyer yet.

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