Simone Biles' brother arrested in triple murder in Ohio



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The brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been charged with murder in connection with a shootout in which three people were killed and two others wounded on New Year's Eve in Cleveland.

Tevin Biles-Thomas, who is currently on active service for the US Army, was arrested at Fort Stewart on August 29, 2019.Liberty County Sheriff's Office

Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, of Cleveland, was arrested Thursday in Fort Stewart, Georgia, during a shooting on December 31 in a rental building belonging to Airbnb and killing three people, investigators told WKYC, an affiliate of NBC.

Biles-Thomas, who is on active service in the military, has been charged with several counts of murder, willful homicide and criminal assault, as well as charges of murder. a leader of perjury, according to the Cuyahoga County Court Records.

Cuyahoga County District Attorney Michael C. O'Malley congratulated the Cleveland police after the arrest in Georgia, which followed nearly eight months of investigation.

"The relentless persistence of Cleveland police investigators in the homicide has resulted in an indictment in this case," O'Malley told WKYC. "It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these victims."

Biles-Thomas is currently being held at Liberty County Jail in Hinesville, Georgia. A lawsuit is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Cleveland, although it is unclear when he will be extradited.

It was not clear right away if Biles-Thomas had a lawyer on Thursday night.

Cristian Santana contributed.

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