November 24, 2014


Third suspect arrested in Elyria murder

Anthony Marcano

Anthony Marcano

ELYRIA – Police have a third man in custody following the murder of 24-year-old Davion Strupe on Tuesday night in Elyria.

Anthony Marcano, 22, of Cleveland turned himself in at the Cuyahoga County Jail around 10 a.m. Thursday. He was the third murder suspect to be arrested in connection with Strupe’s death.

Police said Strupe died after he was beaten and shot during a ruckus involving 30 people at 1143 Garden St. around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

When police arrived at the scene after receiving 911 calls about gunshots in the area, they found a woman screaming and holding Strupe, who was bleeding and unconscious.

Strupe was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center where he died from the injuries. An autopsy was being completed today, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Frank Miller.

Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said officers are still investigating and declined to comment on a possible motive.

Marcano was picked up by local police and taken to Lorain County Jail, where he was being held without bond. He is charged with murder, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. He was the final suspect being sought by police in the case.

Markus Martin, 26, was arrested at an Elyria apartment on Wednesday and 17-year-old Tristen Belfiore turned himself in at Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home on Wednesday.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • SniperFire

    Nice tat, felon. LOL

    • golfingirl

      “Money Bagz.” At least that is what his tattoo says, in part.

      I bet he declares himself indigent and the taxpayers have to pay for his legal fees.

      No “Money Bagz” here. Just another wannabe, who wants to flash cash, without an honest occupation to earn it.

      Tattoos do say a lot about a person. I suggest he wear a turtleneck during his trial.

  • golfingirl

    They will all now be “ratting” on one another to improve their fate. This is how they survive.

    The first rat usually gets the best deal, so they are turning themselves in to be at the head of the line.

    Rats belong in cages, put them all in one.

  • DonMega

    You can tell he is missing something up stairs.

  • Grace

    Wow your all pathetic I can’t wait until this all is cleared up and everyone else sees he is innocent! He turned himself in because he has NOTHING TO HIDE! your daughter can’t wait till your home!!!

    • guest

      are you kidding me???? were you there that night????? no im guessing not.out of all the damn people there,you think they decided to pick 3 random men and be like “oh he did it.” there is a reason they suspect so stfu god you sound dumb,and his daughter cant wait? what about the girls who forever lost their dad? lost a brother,lover,cousin,son etc.they didn’t pick him out of the crowd of people there.

      • Grace

        Nope wasn’t there but he was n ya actually thts how it happened people gave names of faces they recognized and maybe if you read recent updates the police have other suspects they are questioning as well out of the 30 n I know the story my boyfriend told me since obviously he was there smh everyone will see when all the evidence and truth comes out

        • jz

          Did they give you D”s in English just to pass you thru school? Your all pathetic? You kids today miss out of so much fun by adopting this thug, hip hop mentality of glorifying violence, no love songs singing to women. Instead, a bunch of rap crap that the last place in a high school talent contest from the 60′s or 70′s could do. Grab your package and point your finger and wow man, these guys are really good. Back in the day bands and singers had true musical talent. but, you all are stuck with Beyonce, Cyrus etc who are nothing but glorified pole dancers. Your “boyfriends” don’t fight with their fists like men. 30 people at a party back in the 60-70′s was great fun, music, good vibes all around. Total strangers getting along. Now you all act like a bunch of animals in the jungle. Sounds like it was a really great party.