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Grandson arrested in grandmother's Geauga County murder

Grandson arrested in grandmother's Geauga County murder

(Russell Township) - The U.S. Marshal's Office and members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task force arrested 18 year old Clayton Phillips for the Tuesday stabbing death of his 81 year old grandmother, Ruth Phillips, inside her Russell Township home.

The elderly woman was found dead in the basement of her Cloveridge Road home. U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, Pete Elliott, says they arrested the younger Phillips at an abandoned home about 1:45 Wednesday morning on Lakeshore Boulevard in Newbury.

Clayton Phillips was not armed at the time of the arrest which went down without incident. He is jailed at the Geauga County Safety Center.

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