Bond Set for Man Accused of The Hit and Run That Killed a Cleveland Fireman


CLEVELAND - 40-year-old Leander Bissell, accused of being behind the wheel of the hit-and-run accident that killed Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick, was in court this morning.

Before the bond was set, Johnny Tetrick's daughter Falon Tetrick, who was in attendance, asked the judge to consider a million-dollar bond.

"I would like to ask the court for a $1 million bond based on Mr. Bissell’s prior records," she added. "The fact that he fled the scene, he was inebriated, and he killed my father."

Bond was set at $500,000 for Bissell during the hearing.

On November 28th, Leander Bissell was indicted on the charges of Murder, Felonious Assault, Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Failure To Stop After an Accident, and Failure to Comply.

Photo: Cuyahoga County Jail

Police report Bissell was drunk when he hit Tetrick on November 19. Later that night, he was arrested at home on Cleveland's Eastside. More details can be found here.

Judge Tim McCormick will preside over the case.

The trial date is Wednesday, December 7, at 9 a.m.

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