Bond Set For Home Invasion Suspect


Ronald Ellis, 250k bond set in Cleveland Muni Court.

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(By Matt Anderson)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The man suspected in connection to a violent home invasion earlier this month, faced a judge on Saturday in Cleveland Municipal Court.

Judge Anita Laster Mays set a $250,000 cash bond for Ronald Ellis, who waived his right for a preliminary hearing today.

The case has now been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Ronald Ellis is charged with receiving stolen property, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, kidnapping and robbery, in the case against Richard and Margaret Kovachik, near Victory Boulevard and W. 130th Street just after 11:30 p.m. on June 17.

The elderly couple was duct taped during the ordeal. Richard 82, was also beaten. Margaret, 80, was put into the trunk of the couple’s car and driven away.

Margaret and the car were recovered a short time later near a bar on Cedar Avenue near East 83rd Street.

On Tuesday June 18, a suspect attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a gas station on W. 117th and Bellaire and was caught on surveillance video.

Elllis has not yet posted bond.  His next court appearance has not been set.

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