FORT STEWART, GA. (THECOUNT) — Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, has been arrested in Georgia and charged in connection with an Ohio shooting that left three people dead and two others were injured on New Year’s Eve in Cleveland.

Biles-Thomas, 24, of Cleveland, was taken into custody Thursday in Fort Stewart, an Army post in the U.S. state of Georgia.


Biles-Thomas, who is on active duty with the Army, was charged in the fatal shooting Dec. 31 at an Airbnb rental property that left three men dead, reports KBJR6.

Biles-Thomas, who is on active duty with the Army, has been charged with multiple counts of murder, voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault, as well as one count of perjury, Cuyahoga County Court Records show.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley congratulated Cleveland police after the arrest in Georgia, which came after nearly eight months of investigation.

“The relentless persistence of Cleveland Police Homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case,” O’Malley told WKYC. “It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these victims.”

Biles-Thomas is being held at Liberty County Jail in Hinesville, Georgia. An arraignment is set for Sept. 13 in Cleveland, although it is unknown when he will be extradited.

It was not immediately clear if Biles-Thomas had a lawyer Thursday night.


Geo quick facts: Fort Stewart is a census-designated place and United States Army post in the U.S. state of Georgia. It lies primarily in Liberty and Bryan counties, but also extends into smaller portions of Evans, Long and Tattnall counties. The population was 11,205 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.