Toddler's suspected killer placed on $5M cash bond

Donnell Lindsey appears in court on murder charges for death of Major Howard
(Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)
(Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)
Major Howard, 3, was shot and killed. (Source: WOIO)
Major Howard, 3, was shot and killed. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of shooting and killing Major Howard, 3, on Cleveland's east side in 2015 appeared in court Tuesday on murder charges.

Donnell Lindsey is accused of driving by, and firing into a car where Major, his godmother and a family friend were sitting in on Sept. 15, 2015. The toddler was shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Authorities searched for 23-year-old Lindsey for seven months, but within the 48 hours before his arrest, investigators developed information that Lindsey was in Georgia. He was arrested Tuesday, May 10 in the 500 block of Bridge Lane in Smyrna, Georgia. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said that Lindsey had been staying with someone originally from the Cleveland area.

He said that at this point, no one has been charged with harboring the fugitive, but charges could be possible in the future.

Lindsey has been indicted on a number of charges including, murder, attempted murder, aggravated murder and felonious assault.

The judge placed him on a $5M cash bond and ordered to have no contact with victim's family.

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