Ex-con arraigned in Independence murder case

(Garfield Heights) - The man suspected of killing a senior citizen in Independence had his first court appearance today, but he's no stranger to the criminal justice system.

Forty-eight year old Cronie Lloyd is charged in the fatal attack on an elderly man at the Sunoco gas station on Rockside near I-77. He was arraigned in Garfield Heights Municipal Court.

Lloyd entered a not guilty plea, with the judge setting his bond at $3-million. The case is now being turned over to Cuyahoga County. Lloyd is an ex-offender who spent 25 years in prison, was just just released two years ago. While out of prison he was arrested twice for OVI.

Lloyd may be labeled a repeat violent offender and could face two decades or more behind bars if he is convicted of murder.

Lloyd is charged with attacking 83 year old Gary Power for what Independence Police are calling a road rage attack. Investigators say he was arrested after being positively identified by DNA.

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