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Walleye Tournament Cheaters Indicted on Three Felonies

On Wednesday, Oct 12. 2022, the alleged walleye tournament cheaters Jacob Runyan of Broadview Heights, Ohio and Chase Cominsky of Hermitage, Penn. that were caught red handed last month for stuffing 8-pounds of weights in walleyes to attempt to win and fraud the tournament and competitors were indicted by a grand jury in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on the following charges:

  • Cheating
  • Attempted Grand Theft
  • Possessing Criminal Tools
  • Unlawful Ownership of Wild Animals

Three of these charges are felonies.

On top of that, the boat and equipment used by the pair in the LEWT championship were confiscated by investigators.

To read the original story of what happened here: Walleye Tournament Director Catches Cheaters Red Handed.

The investigation is ongoing and officials stated that more charges could be levied as this develops.

Read the Indictment filing here