New charges for second suspect linked to carjacking and murder of Cleveland officer

Editor’s Note: The video above is from Officer Bartek’s funeral.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The FOX 8 I-Team has discovered charges are mounting for suspects linked to the carjacking and murder of Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek on New Year’s Eve.

Shane Bartec. Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Ketterer

Late Thursday, a Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted the man who police said they arrested in the officer’s car hours after the murder.

Anthony Butler, Jr. has now been charged with receiving stolen property, disobeying and obstructing official business.

Richmond Heights police spotted the stolen car on New Year’s Eve, chased and then arrested Butler.

This then led to the arrest of the suspected killer, 18-year-old Tamara McLoyd.

She was charged with multiple charges of carjacking and murder, as well as charges related to other armed robberies.

On Thursday, she pleaded not guilty.

Butler will appear before a Cuyahoga County Court judge on the new charges next week.

Both suspects are in jail.

The I-Team reported that McLoyd had been placed on probation by Lorain County Juvenile Court a few weeks earlier in connection with a robbery.

The I-Team found no public record of anyone on probation watching her.

Months of memos uncovered by FOX 8 I-Team show Lorain County Juvenile Court and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court discussing which court should handle the case.

Officer Bartek was ambushed while off duty on the west side of town.

He was buried on Tuesday.

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