Second suspect arrested in 2014 murder of former college football player

Jean Blevins

Jean Blevins

CLEVELAND, Ohio– A man wanted for the murder of a former college football player has been arrested.

Authorities have been looking for Jean Blevins since August 2015.

Police say the 27-year-old and his brother, Barry Blevins, were involved in a 2014 homicide outside of the Lavish Lounge on West 117th St. Former Kansas State University football player David Garrett was shot in the chest. 

Since then, Barry Blevins pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Tuesday afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force received information on Jean Blevins’ whereabouts; he was arrested during a traffic stop in the area of Madison Ave. and Berea Rd. in Cleveland.

In a press release, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “Another dangerous fugitive is off the city’s streets; hopefully David Garrett’s family is brought some peace knowing both of these suspects are behind bars.”

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