Criminal history: Records give insight on suspects in Jim Brennan murder

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court records give an insight on some of the suspects arrested in connection with Monday’s murder of a well-known Cleveland Heights restaurant owner.

Devon Turner and Paul Turner, who are now facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, were actually wanted by authorities at the time police say they were taking part in the murder of Jim Brennan.

Brennan was shot and killed inside his restaurant, Brennan’s Colony, Monday afternoon.

The Turner brothers were wanted for failing to appear in court last month on felony charges, including a count of aggravated robbery. The two were arrested in April after Cleveland police say they beat and kicked a man and stole his wallet.

Another one of the suspects, Brandon Jones, also worked for Brennan’s Colony. He was still working for Brennan when the murder took place.

“He worked in the kitchen,” said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeff Robertson.

Brandon Jones’ brother, Darien, was also arrested on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges.

All four are due to be arraigned on the charges sometime next week.

The chief said he is thankful that arrests have been made in the murder and for all the help his department received from other local agencies.

“It would have been a lot tougher to get to this point this quickly without all their assistance and without all the hard work of Cleveland Heights police officers,” Robertson said.

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