The U.S. Marshals have just announced that they’ve already taken into custody the person who has been accused of putting the vehicle of the Cleveland mayor’s grandson on fire back in 2019.
The arson suspect
A few days after it was seen fleeing the scene of Antonio Parra’s murder in 2019, the U.S. Marshals noted in a press release. The suspect – James Greathouse, 29 – was arrested by a fugitive task force in Texas late night Thursday. Greathouse has been alleged to have set the car of recently-killed Frank Q Jackson (grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson) on fire. Federal law enforcement agents apprehended him in an apartment complex parking lot along West Belford Street in Richmond, Texas.
Arson suspect, James Greathouse, and murder suspects, Calvin Cole and Eva Robinson, wanted by Cleveland Division of Police arrested by U.S. Marshals in Texas and Ohio. pic.twitter.com/vcOiIQCc3A
— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) October 15, 2021
It was also learned that the suspect’s DNA matched the evidence that was discovered at the scene where Jackson’s car was set ablaze. As for Jackson’s murder, authorities have not connected Greathouse to the Cleveland mayor’s grandson’s death nor made confirmation as to whether the two knew each other.
Greathouse has been booked at the Ft. Bend County Jail as he was charged with arson. The suspect is awaiting to be sent back to Northeast Ohio.
Frank Q’s death caught on surveillance cam
As for Jackson’s case, a new video had recently surfaced showing the moment when he was murdered on the night of September 19. According to 19 News, they obtained the surveillance footage from the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority to record the incident.
Video shows that Jackson was shot by a gunman between two houses on Anita Kennedy Avenue near Sidaway Avenue shortly after nine in the evening. Unfortunately, at around 9:23, he was declared dead at the scene.
In line with this, police radio traffic recordings also show that officers from the CMHA Police Department could see the surveillance video within minutes of responding to the said shooting.
The video showed a man donning what is believed by the police as a white or gray hooded sweatshirt. The gunman walked between the two houses, and as the individual walked past Jackson, the person fired a gun hitting Jackson multiple times.
On the other hand, Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County is offering a $5,000 cash reward for any information that would lead to the identity of Jackson’s murder.