The brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other charges in connection with a shooting that killed three people in Ohio on New Year’s Eve.
Biles-Thomas was arrested in Georgia last month on charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury in connection with a December 31 fatal shooting in Cleveland.
It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Biles-Thomas is the brother of Simone Biles, a five-time Olympic medalist and a 14-time world champion. Earlier this month, she became the first gymnast to attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam.
On the night of the shooting, a group of uninvited guests walked into a home and a fight began, Ohio authorities said. The fight led to the shooting and multiple people were hit.
Two people – Delvaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshaun Banks, 21 – died at the scene. A third person, Devaughn Gibson, 23, later died at a hospital.
Biles-Thomas was identified by Cleveland police as the shooter.
He was arrested in Liberty County, Georgia, on August 29 and was extradited to Ohio.
Biles-Thomas remains held without bond in the Liberty County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on September 13 in Ohio.
“We appreciate our partnership with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and are confident that their efforts will bring justice for the families affected by this terrible incident,” said Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin Williams.
CNN has reached out to Simone Biles for comment.
Last night she tweeted, “Eating my feelings don’t talk to me.” She also liked a few tweets Friday morning, including one that said, “This is exactly why I hate the media in America. Has nothing to do with @Simone_Biles don’t drag her name through the mud because of something her brother did. She’s an American Icon & Hero for little girls everywhere.”