Brother of Simone Biles faces four charges from shooting that left three dead in Cleveland – USA TODAY
Tevin Biles-Thomas, the biological brother of U.S. Olympic gymnastic squad icon and four-time gold medalist Simone Biles, faces four charges from a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland, according to court records.
Biles-Thomas, 24, has been accused of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury from the incident that left three dead and injured two more.
According to cleveland.com, the shooting occurred at a New Year’s party after a fight broke out when a group of men showed up uninvited and were asked to leave.
“The relentless persistence of Cleveland police homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement. “It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these victims.”
Biles-Thomas is currently being held in a Georgia jail and is due in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 13. He was in the U.S. Army and attended high school in Cleveland.
Biles did not grow up with Biles-Thomas. She was 3 when she, Biles-Thomas and two other siblings were placed in foster care because of their biological mother’s drug and alcohol abuse.
Biles and her younger sister, Adria, were eventually taken in by their maternal grandfather and his wife, Ron and Nellie Biles. They were adopted by Ron and Nellie Biles when Biles was six. Ron and Nellie Biles also have two sons, and these are who Biles refers to when she talks or posts about her brothers.
Biles, 22, captured four gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and will compete in 2020 in Tokyo.
Contributing: Nancy Armour