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Second suspect arrested in Springfield Township double murder


Cameo D. Pettaway is charged in the murders of Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub. Lucas County Jail booking photo.


A second suspect has been arrested for the asphyxiation deaths of a couple in Springfield Township, Lucas County Sheriff James Telb said Monday.

Cameo D. Pettaway, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated burglary.

He is charged in the Jan. 31 slayings of Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub, who were found dead in the Long­acre Lane home of Miss Straub’s parents. The pair had been bound with duct tape, and plastic bags were taped around their necks.

Last week, a Jan. 18 trial date was set in Lucas County Common Pleas Court for the first person charged in the deaths. Samuel Todd Williams, 24, of 1626 Kelsey Ave. pleaded not guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping and one count of aggravated burglary. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Judge Dean Mandros ordered that Williams be held in custody in lieu of a $4.3 million bond. He issued a gag order in the case preventing attorneys from talking to the media.

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