Cuyahoga County


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

Kathleen Caffrey
Public Information Officer


News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Press Releases

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Jones sentenced for murder of 21-Year-Old Jared Plesec and Crime Spree that Followed

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that William T. Jones, 27, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 154.5 years, for a December crime spree that began with the murder of Jared Fier-Plesec and ended after a series of carjackings, assaults, and a shooting in the Metroparks. more...

Food Stamp Fraud Lands Two in Prison

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that accused murderer Larissa Rodriguez and children’s services provider Nancy Caraballo were sentenced to prison for their multi-year food stamp scheme. more...

Grand Jury Indicts Two for Death of Miriam Johnson

Yaphet Bradley was indicted for the murder of Miriam Johnson, 31, and Calvin Young was indicted for concealing her body at an abandoned home. more...

Parma Heights Man Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison for Vicious Attack

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Joshua Harvey was sentenced to 32 years in prison for carrying out an attack on his ex-girlfriend and her mother with a knife. more...

Grand Jury Indicts Three for Shooting at Priest

Three teens were indicted for the attempted murder of a priest at St. Mary’s Church in Cleveland. more...

In The News

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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...

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Vacates Ru-El Sailor's Murder Conviction

At the request of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley, a judge has vacated the aggravated murder conviction of Ru-El Sailor. more...

Whitaker Sentenced to Death for Murder of Alianna DeFreeze

A judge on Monday sentenced Christopher Whitaker to death for the rape, torture and murder 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze.  more...

School Threats Can Have Serious Legal Consequences

Even if it's a hoax, making a threat against a school can have serious consequences for the person behind it, including prison time and fines. more...

Investigators Have New Way to Sniff Out Crime: Electronic Detection K-9 Diana

The FOX 8 I-Team found a new tool the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is using to keep you and your family safe. Investigators have added Diana, an electronic detection K-9, to the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  more...