Cleveland brothers plead not guilty to murdering cook

Cleveland brothers plead not guilty to murdering cook
Omar Calloway (Source: Cleveland police)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two brothers accused of murdering the cook at a restaurant they all worked at were arraigned Thursday.

Jeremy and Omar Calloway pleaded not guilty to stabbing Michael Reese, 24, to death at the Academy Tavern on Larchmere Blvd.

Cleveland police said Michael Reese was stabbed to death by co-workers at the Academy Tavern
Cleveland police said Michael Reese was stabbed to death by co-workers at the Academy Tavern

Jeremy was indicted on the charge of obstruction of justice.

Jeremy Calloway is charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the murder of the cook at the Academy Tavern.
Jeremy Calloway is charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the murder of the cook at the Academy Tavern.

Omar was indicted on the charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Cleveland police said the Calloway brothers and Reese started arguing in the restaurant kitchen on March 23.

Officers said the argument spilled outside and Reese was stabbed on the sidewalk.

Reese’s family said he had worked at Academy Tavern for over four years.

“A fight is a fight, but you can talk a fight out. You don’t have to jump to grabbing weapons,” said the victim’s sister Tasha Reese.

Both Omar and Jeremy are being held on a $100,000 bond and will be back in court on April 16.

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