Columbus police have charged two suspects in the slaying of a 78-year-old man found dead Dec. 5 in his Burnside Drive home.
One of the two suspects in Richard Boynton Jr.’s killing also has been charged in a Sept. 18 home invasion in which Boynton’s two grandsons were involved, said Lt. Lynn Joiner. Those two cousins, also named Boynton, are in jail facing multiple felony charges related to other cases, Joiner said.
Charged in Richard Boynton Jr.’s death are Christopher Young, 24, and Patrick Satterfield, 20, Joiner said: Each faces charges of murder, armed robbery, burglary and possessing a firearm while committing a crime.
Young and Satterfield are to have a preliminary hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court at 8 a.m. Saturday.While announcing the arrests in the 2008 murder case, police noted that Satterfield faces charges in the Sept. 18 home invasion. Also charged in that incident are the murder victim’s two grandsons, Raimone Boynton, 24, and Richard Boynton, 20, investigators said. A fourth suspect in the home invasion is Nigel Towler, 18, officers said. They said a juvenile also was involved.
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Police said that during the Perry Avenue home invasion and robbery, one of eight victims in the house was struck with a handgun.
Each of the suspects in that case will face eight counts of armed robbery and one count of burglary, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm while committing a crime, police said. Their hearing in Recorder’s Court will be 8 a.m. today.
Joiner said investigators have determined neither of the two Boynton cousins was involved in his grandfather’s slaying.
According to police reports, the two face charges in connection with these cases:
•The Sept. 1, 2008, armed robbery of a Sonic Drive-In at 5586 Milgen Road.
•The Sept. 24, 2008, assault on the manager of a Circle K station at 5435 Forrest Road. Two men demanded money from the manager as he was about to open the business. He was shoved to the ground and kicked in the head.
•The Nov. 19 armed robbery of a Shell gas station at 1801 12th Ave.
•The Nov. 10 armed robbery of a Little Caesar’s Pizza at 5762 Milgen Road, where a woman working there was struck in the face and got a broken jaw. Also charged in that incident is Ladarius Colbert, 18, police said.
Richard Boynton and Ladarius Colbert also are charged with assaulting a manager leaving the Circle K at 4410 Macon Road on Nov. 21. She was hit in the face with a gun.
“This investigation is ongoing,” Joiner said. “If information develops, there could be some other charges in other cases.”
Joiner said Young and Satterfield both work at a Milgen Road business, which the lieutenant declined to identify. Satterfield was arrested as he left work Wednesday. Young was arrested on his way to work Thursday, the lieutenant said.
Asked about a motive in the murder case, Joiner said: “We charged them with armed robbery, so they were going in there to get something.”