Update: Judge Mary Buckner dismissed charges against a relative of the victim in Friday's Gleason Avenue homicide during a Monday afternoon Recorder's Court hearing.
Police did not specify what imitation controlled substance was found when Audrey Renee Stinson, 38, was arrested Friday. The case was dismissed after an officer told Buckner that the prosecution had been dropped.
Original story: A relative who was living at the Gleason Avenue home where Robert Brooks was shot dead was jailed Friday night, Columbus police said.
Audrey Renee Stinson, 38, was arrested at 2940 Gleason Ave. about 9:20 p.m. and charged with transactions in imitation control substance and held in the Muscogee County Jail. She is held without bond for a 2 p.m. Monday hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
The type of imitation drug wasn’t specified in the police report.
Brooks, 20, was pronounced dead of a chest wound shortly after 5 a.m. at the home. Police Lt. John McMichael said Stinson is the victim’s aunt who found him after the shooting.
Detectives are still looking for leads for an unknown number of suspects who opened fire outside the home. Police said Friday the shooting may be related to police calls about gunshots in the area around 1:30 a.m., more than three hours before the victim’s body was found.
McMichael said there has been no other developments in the Columbus’ 14 homicide.
It came two days after 27-year-old Markeese Hodge was fatally wounded at the Cross Keys Apartment complex. Jerome Chatmon, 23, is accused of shooting Hodge after the victim and a 31-year-old man refused to be patted down outside a private party at the 3815 Baker Plaza Drive complex.On Aug. 2, John S. Jones, 31, died of gunshot wounds received July 31 at the Big Cat gas station. Police said Chandler Quentin Saxton, 35, shot Jones at point-blank range in front of a gas pump at the 2997 Buena Vista Road gas station around 7:38 p.m. Anyone with information on the Brooks shooting or any crime should call police at 706-653-3400.