Man Charged in Cleveland New Year's Eve Triple Homicide is Gymnast Simone Biles' Brother

by

comment
Lovellee's on Denison - YELP
  • Yelp
  • Lovellee's on Denison
A 24-year-old man who has been charged in connection to a New Year's Eve triple homicide on Cleveland's west side is the brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.

Tevin Biles-Thomas is being held in Georgia, where he was arrested last week, and will be arraigned in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 13.



Biles-Thomas is currently the only person to have been charged for the shootings that killed three and injured two others. The violence erupted  shortly before midnight at a New Year's Eve party at an AirBnB unit above LoVellee's restaurant on Denison Road.

Biles-Thomas attended high school in Cleveland and is a current member of the United States Army.



Simone Biles commented on the news in a Twitter post Monday night.

"My heart aches for everyone involved," she wrote, "especially for the victims and their families. There is nothing I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy." 
 

Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.