Bail set at $1 million for suspect charged with murdering Damia Ezell

Toledo Police said Wednesday that officers have arrested Byron Cleveland, 19, after executing...
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 4:43 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 1:33 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Lucas County judge set bail at $1 million Wednesday for a suspect in the death of 10-year-old Damia Ezell.

Last week Toledo Police arrested Byron Cleveland, 19, after executing a search warrant in the 2800 block of Winstead.

Cleveland’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 30.

According to TPD, on Feb. 12, Ezell was in a vehicle with her uncle, Kenneth White, 24, traveling on Collingwood near Delaware Avenue when a car pulled up and shot at White’s vehicle. White was injured and Ezell died from her injuries.

Cleveland was the last of three suspects to be taken into custody for the death of Ezell.

All three suspects were indicted on Sept. 13, 2022 but at the time, only Dearryl Cornelious and Carmanetta Wilson were in custody. Wilson’s bond was set at $75,000 and Cornelious’ bond was set at $1,675,000 at no ten percent.

Cornelious and Cleveland are facing multiple charges including aggravated murder, attempt to commit aggravated murder, two counts of felonious assault, participating in a criminal gang and discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Wilson is facing separate charges including two counts of obstructing justice.

Damia Ezell
Damia Ezell

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