Cleveland man charged with murder after stabbing 27-year-old brother in Barberton, police say

Cleveland man charged with murder after stabbing 27-year-old brother in Barberton, police say
Ronelle Pride (Source: Barberton Police Department)

BARBERTON, Ohio (WOIO) - A 27-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the chest by the victim’s brother, Barberton Police say, A suspect was apprehended and charged with murder.

Police have ID’d the victim as Rodney Goodson, from Cleveland.

Officers went to a residence on the 400 block of Magnolia Drive shortly before 8 Saturday morning and found Goodson stabbed in the chest, and he was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel. During the initial investigation, officers discovered the victim was in an argument with his brother, Ronelle Pride, also from Cleveland. Pride fled the scene prior to the officers' arrival.

When officers searched the area, a report came in of a stolen utility vehicle from a nearby street, police say. Officers alerted local police agencies to be on the lookout for the vehicle and that it may be driven by Pride. The vehicle was spotted on I-77 North and officers from Copley Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Fairlawn Police Department, and Bath Township Police Department pursued the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle attempted to elude the officers, but it was unsuccessful. The driver stopped in the 500 block of South Cleveland Massillon Road and then fled on foot. He was apprehended by pursuing officers.

Pride was turned over to Barberton Police officers and booked into the Barberton City Jail on a charge of murder. The Barberton Police Department and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Police said no further information will be released Saturday.

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