CLEVELAND, Ohio — A grand jury on Tuesday handed up an indictment charging a Cleveland man with killing a person and a boy on Memorial boy, sexually assaulting a 6-year-old woman over the course of a number of months and robbing a co-worker at gunpoint.
Jamell Gaines, 35, is charged with aggravated homicide, aggravated theft, felonious assault, abduction, gross sexual imposition and several other different counts in three separate circumstances. Gaines is being held within the Cuyahoga County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Gaines can also be charged with obstructing official enterprise, endangering kids, home violence, housebreaking and theft in two different circumstances filed earlier this 12 months.
“The elevated ranges of violence that we’ve seen this 12 months proceed to hang-out our neighborhood,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley stated in a information launch. “I urge all people to please, put down the weapons and cease this mindless violence.”
Police say Gaines sexually assaulted a 6-year-old woman a number of occasions between January and March of this 12 months.
Gaines shot 31-year-old Curtis Legg a number of occasions on the entrance porch of Legg’s dwelling close to West 85th Avenue and Franklin Boulevard on Could 25 and ran away, prosecutors stated. He stumbled on a automotive pushed by Eric Hakizimana, a 17-year-old refugee from war-torn Congo, who was stopped at a crimson mild at West 80th Avenue and Detroit Avenue on his dwelling from enjoying soccer along with his associates. Gaines acquired into the automotive, shot Hakizimana, dragged his physique of the automotive and drove off, prosecutors stated.
Gaines was working at a house on Miles Avenue and East 149th Avenue on June 5 when he pointed a gun at his 26-year-old co-worker and threatened to kill him and his father until the person gave him $200, in keeping with courtroom data. The co-worker drove Gaines to an ATM on East 145th Avenue and Kinsman Avenue to get him the cash, in keeping with police.
Gaines was arrested on June 14 and accused of breaking into a house in East Cleveland. He posted bond in that case and was launched, till Cleveland murder detectives tied him to the opposite crimes and arrested him on Aug. 18.
U.S. Lawyer Justin Herdman highlighted the case whereas saying Operation Legend, a U.S. Division of Justice program that despatched 25 federal brokers to Cleveland to analyze violent crime within the metropolis. The FBI and U.S. Lawyer’s workplace on July 29 provided a $25,000 reward for data resulting in an arrest within the case.
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