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Elyria murder suspect gets $1.5M bond

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    Ivan Brooks



ELYRIA — The suspect in a March 19 murder in the city is back in Lorain County and being held on $1.5 million bond awaiting trial.

Ivan Brooks, 34, was brought back to Lorain County this week after turning himself in to Hamilton County authorities on a murder charge following nine days on the run, according to Elyria police. He was arraigned Tuesday in Elyria Municipal Court.

Brooks allegedly shot and killed 45-year-old Terrence Taylor shortly before 3 a.m. inside a residence at 841 W. Broad St. He fled the state as Elyria and Lorain police and the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched for him, but returned and gave himself up to police in Southern Ohio on March 28, Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely said.

Additional or amended charges against Brooks are possible once his case is presented to a Lorain County grand jury.

Brooks is on parole from an Ohio prison, where he had spent much of the last seven years on multiple felony charges. He was released from prison Feb. 12, five weeks before Taylor’s death.

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