Teenagers Arrested for Pistol Whipping Man Using Walker

Courtesy Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force

(CLEVELAND) Earlier this morning members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, along with the Cleveland Police Department arrested Jonathon Hill, 19 and a 17 year old male for the assault of an elderly man.   

On July 9 the victim, a 75 year old man who used the assistance of a walker to get around, was walking out to his car in the area of West 140th and Bellaire.  Two men walked up behind him and one of them struck him in the head numerous times with a pistol.  The men got away with a 2000 Chevy Impala, which was later located by a retired police officer in the area of West 132nd and Puritas.

 Police released video footage of the assault on August 3 in hopes that someone would recognize the criminals, and on August 8 warrants were issued for Hill and the juvenile suspect.  Both men were arrested in an apartment building in the 4700 block of Pearl Rd.  They were wanted for aggravated robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault, carrying concealed weapons, grand theft and having weapons while under disability. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott added, “Swift work by our task force and the Cleveland Police Department will hopefully bring peace and justice to the victim and his family.  Violence like this will not be tolerated in our community and our task force will continue to work diligently to get criminals like this off the streets.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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