Second arrest made in Little Italy attacks - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Second arrest made in Little Italy attacks

Police say a priest was pistol-whipped in one of several Little Italy robberies (Source: WOIO) Police say a priest was pistol-whipped in one of several Little Italy robberies (Source: WOIO)
Johnchez Phillips appeared in court Friday. (Source: WOIO) Johnchez Phillips appeared in court Friday. (Source: WOIO)
Johnchez "Chez" Phillips (Source: U.S. Marshals) Johnchez "Chez" Phillips (Source: U.S. Marshals)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland police officers make a second arrest in the Little Italy attacks from December. 

According to CPD, David Harrison was arrested for aggravated robbery in connection with the attacks and robberies.

A 20-year-old man accused of pistol-whipping a priest in Little Italy appeared in court on aggravated robbery charges Friday.  

Johnchez Phillips pleaded not guilty and is being held on $100,000 bond. 

The U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Phillips Tuesday.  

Police say on Dec. 5, 2015, Phillips, Harrison and one other robbed a priest at gunpoint near East 120th Street and Mayfield Road.

A 61-year-old priest told police he was leaving church and heading to his car in the parking lot when he was approached by three men who tried to rob him and pistol-whipped him.

Another man in the parking lot yelled for help. Police say the suspects approached that man and went through his pockets, but he was not assaulted.

The priest suffered minor facial and hand injuries and refused medical attention.

Help from the community let to the arrest of Phillips, in the area of East 147th St. and Harvard Ave. 

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