Simone Biles’ Brother Arrested For Triple Murder

Simone Biles is a killer gymnast, an American hero and one of the most decorated Olympic champions in history. Her brother is also allegedly a killer of sorts, as he’s been arrested by police for a triple murder in Cleveland, Ohio. 

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On Thursday, Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, was taken into custody for a New Year’s Eve murder in which three people were killed and two others were injured at an Airbnb rental place, NBC News reports.

Biles-Thomas was arrested in Georgia after fleeing the Dec. 31 shooting at an Airbnb in Cleveland, according to a joint statement from the Cleveland Division of Police and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police reports say Biles-Thomas murdered three men who were found dead at the scene after an “uninvited group” entered the property and “an altercation ensued” that resulted in the fatal shooting.

According to reports, Delvante Johnson, 19, and Toshaun Banks, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Devaughn Gibson, 23, died later at a local hospital.

Biles-Thomas, an officer in the U.S. Army,  has been charged with six counts of murder, three counts of voluntary manslaughter, five counts of felonious assault and one count of perjury, according to prosecutors.

It took police eight months to investigate and find Biles-Thoma, who will be arraigned Sept. 13 in Cleveland and is currently being held at Liberty County Jail in Hinesville, Georgia. Biles-Thomas, who is in the U.S. Army, is the only person to be charged in the shooting. He is being held at Liberty County Jail in Hinesville, Georgia and will be arraigned Sept. 13 in Cleveland.

According to Time.com, Biles-Thomas, his sister Simone and their two other siblings spent their early childhood going between foster homes and the home of their mother, who struggled with drug addiction. Simone and her sister were adopted by their grandmother and Simone became a worldwide success. 

Earlier this month she flipped her way to a 6th national championship and broke records when she made history three times and became the first female gymnast to land two new moves in competition during the U.S. women’s gymnastics championships.

She’s yet to comment on the situation.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.