AP NEWS
ADVERTISEMENT

Man charged in Cleveland beating death arrested by U.S. Marshals in California

October 18, 2018 GMT

Man charged in Cleveland beating death arrested by U.S. Marshals in California

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man accused of beating another man to death was arrested Thursday in California.

U.S. Marshals arrested Cory Moorer in Richmond, which is located just north of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area, the agency said in a news release.

Marshals found Moorer hiding out at a home. He tried to escape in a vehicle, but authorities took him into custody, the news release says.

Moorer fled Cleveland after he was charged with murder in the Aug. 18 killing of Ricky Williams, authorities said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Williams, 33, argued with Moorer outside a home on East 85th Street near Superior Avenue. Moorer then attacked and severely beat Williams, police said.

Williams was taken to University Hospitals, where he died from blunt force trauma to the head and complications from an enlarged heart, court records say.

Moorer ran away after the fight, but authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on Sept. 6.

Moorer has a violent criminal history with felony convictions dating back to 1997, according to court records.

To comment on this story, visit Thursday’s crime and courts comments page.

ADVERTISEMENT