After body found in apt. fire, CPD makes arrest

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 19:15:09-05

CINCINNATI -- Exactly a month after firefighters found a man dead inside an apartment after a fire there, Cincinnati police made an arrest in the case.

The body of Cleophis Carson, 34, was discovered inside a second-floor apartment on the 4000 block of West Eighth Street on Dec. 7. 

The night before firefighters found Carson's body, a downstairs neighbor said he heard fighting from the apartment, authorities at the scene said. Police began investigating his death as a homicide.

On Thursday, Albert McCants was booked on one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery in connection with Carson's death, according to Sgt. Anthony Faillace, Homicide Unit supervisor.

No other information was released about how McCants died. Faillace said the police department was continuing to investigate.