CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland Heights judge ordered that bond is set at $1 million for the accused of murdering a Cleveland Heights mother of four and dumping her body in a garbage. He was arraigned on Monday morning.
Yaphet Bradley, a 35-year-old father of three, is charged in connection with the murder of Miriam Johnson.
- Aggravated murder
- Gross abuse of a corpse
- Tampering with evidence
He was arrested Friday by police and U.S. Marshals when he was found at the Shaker Square CVS parking lot. During his apprehension, he attempted to ram a law enforcement official with his vehicle.
Johnson was found shot, stabbed, and stuffed into a garbage can on March 22, nearly a month after she was initially reported missing on Feb. 25. Police say Bradley was Johnson's ex-boyfriend.
If convicted, Bradley faces life in prison or the death penalty. His past criminal record includes convictions for drug trafficking, domestic assault, and stalking.
Police also arrested 24-year-old Calvin Young in connection to the murder. He appeared in court last week on charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and abuse of a corpse.
Bradley's case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 6 at 9:45 a.m.