Cleveland man stabbed to death in Barberton fight

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

A 27-year-old Cleveland man was stabbed to death Oct. 24 after an argument at a Magnolia Drive address.

Rodney Goodson was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Police responded a little before 8 a.m. and determined that Goodson had been arguing with his brother, Ronelle Pride, 20, also of Cleveland and that Pride had stabbed him. Pride had fled before officers arrived.

Police searched the area and determined that a Spectrum Communications work van had been stolen. The GPS locator on the van put it on Interstate 77 in Copley Township and Copley officers gave chase, aided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Fairlawn and Bath police departments.

The van exited the highway at Cleveland Massillon Road and wound through neighborhoods, driving through some yards, before stopping in a church parking lot. Pride fled on foot and was caught a few minutes later.

Pride was turned over to Barberton officers and was booked into the Barberton City Jail on a charge of murder. Barberton Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation.


  1. Liberalismkills on October 31, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Is the definition of a good guy, one who kills his brother and steals a van? That’s the whole problem in a nutshell. That is not a good guy.

  2. Meta World Peace on October 29, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    He was a good guy & a great father to his kids. Y’all need to stop making ignorant comments when you don’t know the people involved. Think about his family who are suffering through all of this instead of making stupid political statements. Judge people as individuals. When you don’t….you become the racist.

  3. Uncomfortable Truthteller on October 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    No, they won’t comment about the white meth heads on Wunderlich. Probably their dealer. Or their brother. Trash stick together. The 75% making the 25% look bad.

  4. None of your business on October 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Sure wasn’t all this, “All Lives Matter, brotherly love,” snide comments regarding the murder on Wunderlich Ave.

  5. ALAM on October 27, 2020 at 10:23 am


  6. the ❤ of the matter w/ LEEEEEERRROOOYYYY JEEEENNNKKIINNS on October 27, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Rioting(with intent to loot) in Philadelphia over a “hero”with a knife stabbing everyone and police not allowing him to stab them. You’re your own worst enemies and you won’t admit it to yourselves.(everyone with a brain already sees it). Drive by violence more of the same i can see where you’re going and I’m really ashamed…..75% give the other 25% a bad name. STOP IDOLIZING YOUR SCUMBAGS!!!

  7. Anonymous on October 26, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Y’all sad

  8. Shepard on October 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Thin the herd

  9. HYPOCRITES on October 26, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Burn loot murder

  10. Anonymous on October 25, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Wheres blm??

  11. guest on October 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    brotherly love

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