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The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office strives to be responsive to requests from news organizations about its cases and policy initiatives.

Media Contacts

Ryan Miday
Director of Communications and Public Policy
216.443.7488
rmiday@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us  

Tyler Sinclair
Public Information Officer
216.698.3532
tsinclair@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us

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News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Press Releases

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Godmother and Her Husband Indicted for Murder of Four-Year-Old Eliazar Ruiz

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley and Cleveland Police Department Chief Calvin Williams announced that a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted Joanne Vega, 31, and Romaine Tolbert, 36, for the murder of four-year-old Eliazar Ruiz. Vega was the victim’s godmother and Tolbert is her husband. more...

George Brinkman Sentenced to Death for the Murders of 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor, and her two daughters, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a three-judge panel sentenced George Brinkman Jr. to death for the murders of Suzanne Taylor, and her two daughters, Taylor Pifer and Kylie Pifer.  more...

Dale Peters Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole Possibility for Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Dale Peters was sentenced to Life Without Parole for the murder of ex-girlfriend Laura Fruscella.  more...

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.

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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...

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...