Man will not face charges for allegedly burning Frank Q. Jackson’s car police say was used in 2019 murder

James Greathouse
James Greathouse(Source: Ft. Bend County Jail, Texas)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 12:31 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man once accused of burning a car that belonged to the former Cleveland mayor’s grandson is off the hook according to court records.

Police say they found Frank Q Jackson’s car torched a few days after after the 2019 murder of Antonio Parra.

An arson charge was filed against James Greathouse last fall.

A warrant for his arrest says police found Greathouse’s DNA on a hat at the scene near the burned Volkswagen Jetta.

County prosecutors named the former Cleveland Mayor’s grandson, Frank Q Jackson, as a prime suspect in Para’s murder.

Frank Q was killed three days after that arson charge was filed against Greathouse in September. While he has a criminal history, Greathouse hasn’t faced any other recent charges besides arson.

19 News recently launched a true crime podcast. In a series called “The Mayor and the murder” we take you through the details of the unsolved death of Frank Q and explain how it could be connected to other crimes like that arson case.

When the arson case was terminated this month, court records show prosecutors reserved the right to bring the arson charges and any others against Greathouse at a later time.

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