Warrant issued for suspect after woman killed in Cleveland carjacking

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Michael Tyvon Preston (Photo courtesy: U.S. Marshals Service)

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CLEVELAND-- An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the death of a woman during a carjacking earlier this month.

Michael Tyvon Preston, 23, of Cleveland, is wanted for murder. Court documents said he drove over the victim while stealing her car.

Lesley DeJesus was volunteering with her family at Archwood United Church on Nov. 15 when they saw someone trying to steal their van.

The 33-year-old mother of two and her husband tried to intervene, but DeJesus was hit and died at the scene.

The suspects fled and abandoned the van on Denison Avenue.

Preston is 5 foot 9 and weighs 160 pounds. His last known address is on Newton Avenue in Cleveland.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Callers can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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