Simone Biles' Brother Tevin Arrested and Charged For Triple Murder

Simone Biles, Tevin Biles-Thomas

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Simone Biles‘ older brother has landed in jail.

Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, has been arrested and charged with murder following a fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve. According to police, a fight broke out after a group of men showed up uninvited to an Airbnb in Cleveland, Ohio. Three men—Devaughn Gibson, 23, DelVaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshon Banks, 21—were pronounced dead at the scene after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Two others were left injured.

The Olympian’s sibling was arrested on Thursday in Georgia, where he is on active duty in the Army. He has been charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury.

Currently, Tevin is the only person to be charged in connection with the fatal shooting. He is being held without bail in the Liberty County, Georgia jail and is set to appear in court on September 13.

Following the arrest, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor O’Malley praised his team for their tireless work.

“The relentless persistence of Cleveland police homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case,” he said in a statement, according to Cleveland.com. “It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these victims.”

Tevin and Simone grew up together in Ohio and were adopted by their grandparents⁠, who Simone refers to as mom and dad⁠.

“My biological mom was suffering from drug and alcohol abuse and she was in and out of jail,” the gold medalist has shared. “My parents saved me. They’ve set huge examples of how to treat other people, and they’ve been there to support me since day one. There’s nothing I could say to them to thank them enough.”

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In 2017, the athlete, 22, shared a series of snaps on Twitter of her posing alongside her big brother.

“My brother tevin,” she wrote. “Everyone says we look like twins but we don’t see it.”

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