Cleveland man accused of stuffing woman in tote gives judge middle finger during arraignment

Dalontay Edmond-Geiger Sr. was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, felonious assault and evidence tampering
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 8:45 AM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 12:09 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of kidnapping a woman and stuffing her into a small black tote last week gave the presiding Cleveland Municipal Court judge the middle finger during his arraignment hearing.

The woman, who police said was also stabbed and beaten, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for life-threatening injuries.

Police took the suspect, Dalontay Edmond-Geiger Sr., into custody at the scene and charged him with several felonies; including, attempted murder.

Edmond-Geiger Sr. pleaded not guilty to those charges on Monday.

Dalontay Edmond-Geiger
Dalontay Edmond-Geiger(Source: Cuyahoga County Jail)

According to the police report, officers were first alerted to the crime scene at the home in the 3100 block of W. 97th Street around 3:30 p.m. on May 2.

Edmond-Geiger Sr. allowed officers to search the basement of the home after a 30-minute delay.

While investigating a report of a possible violent assault that happened at a home in the...
While investigating a report of a possible violent assault that happened at a home in the city’s West Boulevard neighborhood, Cleveland police said a woman was found “stuffed and folded into a small, black tote.”(Source: WOIO)

Police returned to the home just after midnight on May 3, which is when Edmond-Geiger allegedly admitted there was someone on the porch and stuffed inside the tote.

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Court officials ordered Edmond-Geiger to be held on a $750,000 bond.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.