Parma police arrest violent rape suspect

PARMA, OH (WOIO) - A violent rape suspect is now behind bars.

37-year-old Jerome H. Chavez Jr., of Pelham Drive in Parma, was arrested and is now in the custody of the Parma Police Department.

Chavez had been wanted in connection with a series of violent rapes.  Additionally, he has a history of violent behavior and has been known to use weapons in the past.

He was located and apprehended at an Ardmore Avenue residence in Brooklyn, OH Friday morning.

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