Murder Suspect Captured; Allegedly Shot Girlfriend Over Cell Phone
CLEVELAND – A man wanted for murder was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force on Thursday.
Terial Willis, 21, was taken into custody near the 2300 block of Central Avenue in Cleveland.
Authorities had been searching for Willis since late June on an aggravated murder charge.
According to Cleavland Police Chief Michael McGrath, the arrest warrant was issued as a result of an investigation by Cleveland Police’s Homicide Unit involving Takella Giles.
Giles, who was Willis’ girlfriend, was murdered on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in the 2400 block of Division Avenue.
Authorities say that Willis shot and killed Giles after an argument about who was going to take a shared cell phone for the afternoon.
According to U.S. Marshals, Willis was staying with a friend near the 2300 block of Central Avenue. During a search of the home Willis was located hiding in a closet that had been blocked by two dressers.
He remains housed in Cleveland’s Central Processing Unit.