Cuyahoga County

Grand Jury Indicts Maurice Brown for Aggravated Murder

July 24, 2013

CLEVELAND –A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury today indicted Maurice Brown for the July 13 slaying of Doris E. Schobel, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced.

Brown, 31, of Cleveland, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of felonious assault and one count each of murder, aggravated burglary, burglary and having weapons while under disability. He will be arraigned at the Justice Center on Monday, July 29.

According to evidence gathered by Cleveland Police, Brown went to Schobel’s place of work on Berea Road around 2:15 p.m. on July 13 and shot her multiple times. Brown fled the scene and was arrested about four hours later on East 61st Street.

At the time of his arrest, Brown was wanted on two separate warrants issued by the Court of Common Pleas for failing to appear at felony arraignments.

On March 13, he failed to appear after being indicted on charges of kidnapping and felonious assault in connection with a February 3 brawl in Cleveland Heights. On April 30, he missed his arraignment on abduction and felony domestic violence charges stemming from a March 4 incident in Cleveland.

Brown has a long criminal record and has made three trips to the penitentiary. He most recently served a four-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2008 to charges of attempted felonious assault, burglary and menacing by stalking. He was released from custody in December 2012.

Before that, he served three years for a 2004 break-in that led to a guilty plea of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. His adult record began in 2001 when he was sent to prison on two separate Lorain County cases involving aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

Contact: Joseph Frolik, Director of Communication and Public Policy or Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, Phone: (216) 698-2819     

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