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Olympian Simone Biles' brother arrested in connection to triple homicide in Cleveland

Posted: 2:59 PM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-30 07:41:44-04

LIBERTY COUNTY, Georgia — The brother of famed U.S. gymnast Simone Biles has been arrested for his alleged role in a triple homicide on New Year’s Eve in Cleveland.

According to authorities, Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, is being held in Georgia on charges of murder, attempted murder and felonious assault after being indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

Cleveland police said the incident happened when a group of men showed up at a party uninvited and then were asked to leave. That’s when police say Biles-Thomas opened fire into a crowd of people, killing three men and injuring two others.

Biles-Thomas went to high school in the Cleveland area.

He is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 13, according to court records.

This article was originally written by Jordan Vandenberge, Drew Scofield for WEWS .