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Great-grandson of former Cleveland mayor held in jail on $1.25 million bond for alleged murder

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 8:16 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The arraignment for the great-grandson of former Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was held in a Cuyahoga County courtroom on Friday morning following his arrest on a murder charge.

Jackson-Gates’ attorney was in attendance and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He is currently being held at the Lake County Jail in what’s described as a “courtesy hold” for Cuyahoga County.

According to court records, Jackson-Gates was indicted by a grand jury on:

  • 1 count of aggravated murder
  • 2 counts of murder
  • 2 counts of felonious assault
  • 1 count of having weapons under disability

The 19-year-old suspect was recently arrested on a murder warrant stemming from the May fatal shooting of Chris’Shon Jaquez Coleman in a neighborhood on Cleveland’s East side.

Police said officers were initially dispatched to Quincy Avenue for reports of shots fired in the area.

Investigators first found a large crowd of people at the scene. Coleman was later discovered with gunshot wounds on the front step of a complex nearby.

EMS pronounced the 20-year-old victim dead at the scene.

In Dark Side of the Land podcast, 19 News investigative reporter, Hannah Catlett brings us up-to-date on the investigation that took some twists and turns.

Jackson-Gates is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.

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