19-year-old Cleveland man pleads not guilty to killing lottery winner

19-year-old Cleveland man pleads not guilty to killing lottery winner
Michael Ward (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The 19-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a lottery winner last June, was in court Thursday.

Michael Ward is charged with murdering Isaac Carson Jr. outside the Lady Luck’s Pub on Nottingham Road in Cleveland on June 5, 2018.

Carson, a barber and father of two teenagers, had won a $50,000 lottery ticket shortly before his death.

Isaac, who had two teenage children, worked as a barber in Cleveland, but also had a passion for music, his mother says.
Isaac, who had two teenage children, worked as a barber in Cleveland, but also had a passion for music, his mother says. (Vickie Moore)

An arrest warrant was issued for Ward in December.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force found him hiding in a Barberton home on 24th Street NW on Jan. 8, 2019.

Ward pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday and the judge set bond at $1 million.

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