Cuyahoga County


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Media Contacts

Ryan Miday
Director of Communications and Public Policy

Kathleen Caffrey
Public Information Officer


News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Press Releases

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Neighbor Indicted for Arson and Double Homicide in Mayfield Heights

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Grand Jury has indicted 27-year-old Dominique Swopes for the aggravated murder of Rebecca Pletnewski and her 8-year-old daughter.


Grand Jury Indicts Lance Mason for Aggravated Murder

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted Lance Mason on six charges, including Aggravated Murder. He faces a maximum penalty of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole. more...

Jury Finds Brunson and Hollins on Guilty 22 Counts for Murder of Melissa Brinker

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a jury has found Nigel Brunson and Anita Hollins guilty for the aggravated murder of 44-year-old Melissa Brinker and the armed robbery of several patrons at the Cooley Lounge in Cleveland.


Three Indicted for Shootout that Killed 9-Year-Old Saniyah Nicholson

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Grand Jury has indicted adults Ce’Matizea Andrews, Davontae Nettles, and Aaron George for the murder of 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson. more...

Online Predators Arrested in 4-day Undercover Operation

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced the arrest of 22 individuals as part of “Operation Memorial Dazed,” a four-day undercover operation led by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (Ohio ICAC). The operation served to identify and arrest individuals interested in engaging in sexual activity with whom they believed to be minor children. more...

In The News

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Ex-Strongsville schools employee sent to prison after stealing from school district

A former maintenance foreman at Strongsville City Schools was sent to prison for nine months for stealing more than $64,000 in items from the suburban school system. more...

Mastermind, shooters get life in prison

The convicted mastermind of a deadly 2016 heist at Cooley Lounge and the two men who shot dead a beloved bartender there were sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison Thursday. more...

8 Year Sentence for Former Scout Leader, Auxiliary Officer, for Sexually Assaulting Boy Scout

A man who served as an assistant scout master and auxiliary police officer will spend eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a Boy Scout. more...

Eight Year Sentence for Fatal Hit-and-Run

A 23-year-old Garfield Heights woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for the November hit-and-run death of a 9-year-old Euclid girl who was walking to school. more...

Former Strongsville City Schools Employee Indicted

A former Strongsville City Schools employee is facing theft charges after investigators with the Auditor of State’s office tracked more than $65,000 worth of school district property to his residence. more...